Mexico’s new financial intelligence chief feels “shameful” as little has been done on bribes that Brazilian firm Odebrecht executives claim had been paid.
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Worldwide corruption is a major obstacle to democracy and the rule of law. In a democratic system, offices and institutions lose their legitimacy when they’re misused for private advantage. This is harmful in established democracies, but even more so in newly emerging ones. It is extremely challenging to develop accountable political leadership in a corrupt climate. Also see our section on World Democracy and our articles on Corruption in America.
Argentina’s former president C Fernandez was indicted on Monday for bribes recieved from construction companies in exchange for public works contracts.
Guatemala defies court order on return of head of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, or CICIG, to the country.
Peru opposition slams high-stakes vote over President’s proposals over anti-graft reforms, a high-stakes move that could force out the Cabinet and Congress.
Equatorial Guinea’s Vice President, Obiang Mangue was over the weekend detained in Brazil by federal police and revenue authorities for possession of well over $50 million.
Peru’s president wants the opposition-dominated Congress to hold a special session this week to debate his proposed anti-corruption measures.
IDEA encourages governments, address the issue of money in politics holistically and design preventive measures in a horizontal manner with all stakeholders
New Transparency International report suggests foreign bribery alive and well, with little progress in fighting it despite governments enforcing anti-bribery laws.
Brazil’s former president Lula da Silva will not yet bow out of Oct. 7 election, waiting first to hear a Supreme Court decision on an appeal of his ban.
Peasant farmers and indigenous Maya blocked highway in Guatemala’s western highlands demanding President Morales not to force UN Guatemalan anti-graft body out.