corruption

Why African Elites Need Honorary Medals for Corruption

Without a doubt, Africa’s political history has indeed documented that power collapses, absolute power collapses absolutely. The worst scenario is political power fraught with deep-seated corruption, lack of transparency, and lack of public accountability. This has been the case, over…

Guatem-mata, a not so subliminal message

There are blunders and there are failed acts. Make no mistake. To explain the strange headline of this column, I must point out that it refers to the most recent action of the communication secretariat of the presidency of the…

A wide and foreign territory

Corporate voracity over dependent nations with corrupt governments. “You do what you want with the waters of my rivers, with the landscape of my land, with the air I breathe, with the health of my compatriots, with the honour of…

Political instability and signs of alleged corruption in Peru

Peruvian President José Pedro Castillo Terrones took office on 28 July after defeating Keiko Fujimori, the candidate of the Fuerza Popular organisation, in a run-off election that was decided by less than one percent of the vote. Since then, the…

PetroPeru and the end of corruption

After the dismissal of 19 Petro Peru managers, all linked to the corruption machine of Keiko Fujimori and Martin Vizcarra, the corrupt press of neo-liberalism began a campaign of image laundering of these characters, the former managers, known as the…

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…

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