corruption

17.06.2018

Study finds less corruption in countries where more women are in government

Study finds less corruption in countries where more women are in government

A recent report in Science Daily describes an inverse relationship between women’s participation in politics and corruption: “A greater representation of women in the government is bad news for corruption, according to a new study published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization by researchers Chandan… »

02.06.2018

Corruption ends Rajoy’s term and puts socialist Pedro Sánchez as president

Corruption ends Rajoy’s term and puts socialist Pedro Sánchez as president

With 180 votes in favour and 169 against, the Spanish Parliament has kicked Mariano Rajoy out of the Moncloa [Parliament] and elected the socialist Pedro Sánchez. Sánchez becomes president of the government after a no confidence motion, an intelligent and timely action. The election of the… »

01.04.2018

The ways of the Lord (money) are inscrutable

The ways of the Lord (money) are inscrutable

The resignation of the now ex-president of Peru Pedro Kuczynski, has been one more chapter in the complex network of corruption built between the Brazilian company Odebrecht and his companions of misdeeds of the public and private sector in Latin America. The judicial outcome of this case, made visible by… »

28.02.2018

Informer Reveals Selectivity of Lava Jato Operation in Lula’s Case

Informer Reveals Selectivity of Lava Jato Operation in Lula’s Case

Brasilia, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The informer Fernando Migliaccio, an ex-executive with the company Odebrecht, revealed the selectivity of the anti-corruption operation Lava Jato in the case of former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, the digital newspaper Brasil 247 reported today. In his testimony before Judge Sergio Moro on… »

04.12.2017

Israel: Tens of Thousands March Against Prime Minister Netanyahu

Israel: Tens of Thousands March Against Prime Minister Netanyahu

In Israel, tens of thousands of people marched through Tel Aviv Saturday, calling for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down and for an end to government corruption. A bill expected to be approved by the Israeli Knesset next week would bar police from publishing findings in two investigations into… »

27.07.2017

The Unnoticed Demise of Democracy

The Unnoticed Demise of Democracy

By Roberto Savio* Politicians are so busy fighting for their jobs, they hardly seem to notice that they risk going out of business. Democracy is on the wane, yet the problem is nowhere in Parliaments. Common to all is a progressive loss of vision, of… »

12.11.2016

Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans demand president’s resignation

Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans demand president’s resignation

Hundreds of of thousands of protesters in South Korea have taken to the streets of the capital Seoul to demand the ouster of President Park Geun-hye, who is embroiled in a power-peddling scandal.  Organizers expected as many as a million people to attend the rally on Saturday on the main street… »

20.10.2016

‘Architect’ of Rousseff impeachment arrested on corruption charges

‘Architect’ of Rousseff impeachment arrested on corruption charges

Eduardo Cunha has been charged with taking millions in bribes, money laundering and depositing funds in a secret Swiss account. The former Brazilian lawmaker was instrumental in the impeachment of ex-president Rousseff. The Petrobas corruption probe continued to send shockwaves through the Brazilian political system as it claimed yet another… »

06.06.2016

Temer convicted of breaking election laws as thousands march for Democracy in Brazil

Temer convicted of breaking election laws as thousands march for Democracy in Brazil

More revelations of “oozing corruption” in interim president’s administration by Nika Knight, staff writer for Comfmon Dreams Upheaval in Brazil continued this week as a court handed down a conviction against right-wing president Michel Temer, who took over after the ouster of leftist president Dilma Rousseff, and banned him… »

18.05.2016

Pakistan Corruption: not Panama Leaks but Pajama Leaks

Pakistan Corruption:  not Panama Leaks but Pajama Leaks

Corruption, kickbacks, percentages, black money, white money, scandals, commissions, accountability, non-transparency, good governance, bad governance, off-shore companies etc., are routinely used key words in daily newspapers and on TV talk shows. Sometime, it is disgusting. Even vomiting can’t satisfy the soul. Nothing positive that this earth can be proud of. »

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