corruption

26.07.2020

South Africa after Mandela: between Covid-19 and inequality

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 the country. A day devoted to doing 67 minutes of… »

15.07.2020

Corruption

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 western civilization is no longer viable. It says that humanity… »

06.05.2020

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

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 internal dynamics of the fractured, demoralized, and financially corrupt nature… »

02.12.2019

Malta Prime Minister Resigns amid Probe of Journalist’s Murder

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 to the President of the Labor Party so that the… »

13.06.2019

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

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’ Party from winning the presidency. Leaked cellphone messages among Brazilian… »

17.01.2019

A New Spectre Is Haunting Europe

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 neoliberal globalisation, which reigned uncontested following the fall of the… »

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… »

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