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Guatemala Corruption Scandal Shows Positive Signs for Change

The decisive steps taken against politicians caught in Guatemala's growing corruption scandal are signs that positive change could be coming to a …


What? 141 Counties Have More Voters Than People

The Public Interest Legal Foundation, of which PJ Media’s J. Christian Adams is president, has done admirable work in convincing the country that …

Conservative News

Syria pursuing corruption cases against officials

Syrian courts are hearing a series of cases against officials accused of corruption and mismanagement, a judge told a newspaper close to the …

Guatemala president urged to resign 'to prevent unrest'

Thousands call for President Molina to quit and national strike launched as he faces potential impeachment over fraud.

Thousands of protesters have continued to take to the streets of Guatemala's capital to pressure President Otto Perez Molina to resign over his alleged involvement in a major …


Guatemalan Supreme Court Approves Motion to Impeach President

By: Sofia Rada, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Amid a growing political crisis in Guatemala, the country’s Supreme Court …


Mexico’s President Can’t Shake Cronyism Doubts After Probe

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto last week was cleared of wrongdoing in a six-month investigation of whether his government improperly awarded …


Guatemala President Faces Arrest as Business Interests and U.S. Scramble to Contain Uprising

In Guatemala, a judge has ordered that former Vice President Roxana Baldetti must remain in prison while her corruption trial takes place. The ruling …


Minnesota state and city taxpayers lose big on Somali-run daycare fraud

Khadra Hirsi, Photo Credit: City of Eden Prairie

Since the Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) fully-staffed their new child care …


Binay's 'dear friend' got P1.3B contracts in 4 years

MANILA, Philippines – Security guards and janitors manning public schools in Makati City could be the highest paid blue-collar workers in the country …


Elections will not save democracy in Guatemala

Corruption and human rights issues need addressing first

NEW YORK — A corruption scandal reaching up to outgoing President Otto Pérez Molina threatens …


In Pennsylvania, it's still the legal corruption that kills you

Why is Pennsylvania so corrupt? It's a question that you hear over and over, right after the latest headline about the Kathleen Kane soap opera, or …


DOJ: Menendez corruption 'clear and unmistakable'

The Justice Department is slamming Sen. Robert Menendez’s push to get corruption charges against him dropped, saying that the “quid pro quo outlined …


NEWT GINGRICH: The corruption of American freedom

This is my third column in a row on corruption.

In the first, I suggested that 75% may be the most important figure in American politics. It is the …


Binays tied to 9 firms given a total of P1B Makati deals

Nine companies whose directors and incorporators were interconnected and alleged to be dummies of the family of Vice President Jejomar Binay were …


Impeachment requested for Perez Molina - CentralAmericaData :: The Regional Business Portal

The International Commission Against Impunity (CICIG) and the Public Prosecutor filed a request to lift the immunity of President Otto Perez Molina …


With his remarks, is VP Binay promoting bribery?

Vice President Jejomar C. Binay has just exposed a major flaw in his character. And well-meaning and good-intentioned citizens did not expect that he …


Nigerian Graft-Fighting Commission Accused of Corruption

LAGOS, Nigeria — The chairman of Nigeria's corruption-fighting Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is appearing before the Senate to answer accusations that he diverted billions of dollars.

Ibrahim Lamorde and other officers of the anti-corruption commission are alleged to have misallocated 1 …


Philippines has worst impunity problem - study

The Philippines has earned the dubious distinction of having the worst record in bringing wrongdoers to justice, according to a study of countries …


Corruption Currents: Guatemalan President Rejects Calls to Resign - Risk & Compliance - WSJ

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Guatemala’s president rejected calls for his …


Guatemalan ex-VP charged with corruption amid spiraling scandal

Guatemala City (AFP) - Guatemalan prosecutors formally charged former vice president Roxana Baldetti with corruption Monday, three days after she was …


Songkhla Buddhism chief caught with temple cash

The director of the Songkhla Provincial Office of Buddhism has been arrested for allegedly pocketing 3.2 million baht from the budget of a temple in …


Federal audit takes aim at money-laundering real estate transactions in Vancouver area

Vancouver’s booming real estate industry is being targeted in a federal money-laundering audit that could potentially lead to massive fines and jail …

Vancouver Real Estate

Berger FCPA Settlement: Back to the Future - Corruption, Crime & Compliance

The recent Louis Berger International FCPA settlement highlighted once again the serious consequences from systemic bribery violations, the ease with …


Expanding Web of Scandal in Brazil Threatens Further Upheaval

RIO DE JANEIRO — The charges are nothing less than sweeping: Prosecutors say that Eduardo Cunha, the speaker of Brazil’s lower house of Congress, took as much as $40 million in bribes for himself and his allies, plundering Petrobras, the government-controlled oil company, while laundering money …

Brazilian Politics

Ownership Of Privately-Held Companies: Privacy Versus Transparency

It started with executive salaries. Once thought to be a matter of great privacy, many countries now require disclosure of corporate salaries for executives at publicly-traded companies. Today no one, except perhaps the anachronistic leaders at soccer’s ruling body, FIFA, finds that strange.

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The Great Rip-off: Unique campaign roots out transnational corruption

Last year, Global Witness launched a new project to help root out transnational corruption: the Great Rip-off website. A longtime advocate for …


Guatemala's President Accused Of Participating In Corruption Scandal

Guatemala’s prosecutor’s office said Friday that it requested permission from the Supreme Court to start an impeachment process for President Otto …


Guatemalan President Perez unlikely to resign amid graft scandal - spokesman

GUATEMALA CITY: Guatemalan President Otto Perez is unlikely to resign amid a deepening corruption scandal, presidential spokesman Jorge Ortega said …

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