corruption

The winners are those who best accept and assume their failures.

Uncontrolled competition, individualism and exitism are corroding people, society and its institutions because in order to be successful, many are transgressing values such as honesty and respect for the rights of others. They are unwilling to fail and will do…

The crucifixion of the pianist and enlightened corruption

At the very moment when the media pack is alone in the dubious enterprise of tearing apart the image of the unfortunate Rodrigo Rojas Vade, an episode that is so well oiled in the strategy of delegitimising and discrediting the…

For a corruption-free and plurinational Guatemala (I)

Guatemala went up in flames again. During the last few weeks, thousands of people filled avenues and squares, took over roads and bridges, and paralysed the road system in various parts of the country. Three slogans were raised by the…

South Africa after Mandela: between Covid-19 and inequality

Under lockdown, electricity rationing, a curfew from 9 pm to 4 am and a ban on alcohol sales: this is how South Africa celebrated Mandela Day 2020 (18th July), the day that marks the birth of the man who freed…

Corruption

This is a note which purpose is to get the reader interested in theory, by showing that theory matters for practice. We are not trying to sell you our theory, but we do have a theory. It says that modern…

Guaidó and the Failed Military Operation against Venezuela: A Story of Betrayal and Financial Corruption

By Patricio Zamorano Now that we have had a few days to study the failed, illegal paramilitary incursion by a group of American and Venezuelan mercenaries into Venezuela, some key details have emerged in this incredible story. They reveal the…

Malta Prime Minister Resigns amid Probe of Journalist’s Murder

In Malta, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has announced he will resign in mid-January, amid the investigation into the murder of prominent investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed by a car bomb in 2017. Joseph Muscat: “I will write…

Secret Files Show How Brazil’s Elites Jailed Former President Lula and Cleared the Way for Bolsonaro

A political crisis is growing in Brazil after The Intercept revealed that the judge who helped jail former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva likely aided federal prosecutors in their corruption case in an attempt to prevent Lula’s Workers’…

A New Spectre Is Haunting Europe

After Teresa May’s defeat in the British parliament it is clear that a new spectre is haunting Europe. It is no longer the spectre of communism, which opens Marx’s Manifesto of 1848; it is the spectre of the failure of…

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…

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