German automaker Daimler, which makes armored limousines used by N. Korean leader Kim Jong Un, says it has no idea where he got them .
Worldwide Corruption articles on Democracy Chronicles
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.
Algerian authorities are embarking on a “Clean Hands” campaign aimed at rooting out corruption that has been linked to top tycoons.
Brazil’s court reduced sentence of incarcerated former President da Silva, opening the possibility he could be moved to house arrest later this year.
N. Korea is using cryptocurrency markets to evade global sanctions and is likely using the virtual money to fund its weapons of mass destruction programs.
Five Algerian billionaires, some closer to former president Abdelaziz who quit over mass protests, have been arrested as part of anti-graft investigation.
Sudanese authorities have arrested top members of former ruling party of ousted President al-Bashir, a move that can force the military to hand power.
Algiers court summons former PM Ahmed Ouyahia and current Finance Minister Mohamed Loukal, Bouteflika’s two close associates, in public funds probe.
Italy’s deputy Transport Minister Armando Siri placed under investigation becoming latest political pawn in Italy’s uneasy ruling coalition over corruption.
Peru’s former leader Alan Garcia shoots himself before arrest amid allegations he received illegal payment from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.
To experience corruption in Ukraine, go for a drive. Bone-crunching, bouncing ride over countless potholes a daily ritual for travelers across the country.