Corruption

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Rendering of Regalia, where former Argentinian aide Sergio Todisco spent close to $11 million on a unit in 2014 UPDATED July 8, 8:30 p.m.: The top aide to Argentina’s former president Nestor Kirchner is being investigated after spending close to $65 million on real estate, much of it in South Florida. A federal prosecutor in Argentina is […]

Across the world, populists are attracting votes with their promises to protect ordinary people from the harsh realities of globalisation. The democratic establishment, they assert, cannot be trusted to fulfil this purpose, as it is too busy protecting the wealthy – a habit that globalisation has only intensified. For decades, globalisation promised to bring benefits […]

Flickr / Steven Depolo Earlier this week Spotify employees spoke out anonymously to reveal internal issues within the company. Even though Sweden is the third least corrupt nation in the world according to Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index, such stories are far from unheard of. The Panama Papers scandal caught at least one Swedish […]

In the wake of an unusually dreary election campaign much commentary has focused on Malcolm Turnbull’s lacklustre performance, dwindling support for the major parties, high levels of voter disengagement and the possible revival of Hansonism. But the fundamental problem of Australian politics lies elsewhere. It is time we faced two unpalatable questions: Are our political […]

I mean, we’ve heard from everyone from right wing bloggers, to friends of the Prime Minister, to National Party operatives, to your local apprentice electrician, that the whole thing was a colossal waste of time. What were we supposed to think? … read more at: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/panama-papers-not-such-waste-time-helped-uncover-government-sanctioned-fiction-led-law-change

One of Kazakhstan’s last remaining independent newspapers has been ordered to pay heavy damages in a libel case that its editor believes was designed to drive it out of business. The ruling ordering the Tribuna/Ashyk Alan newspaper to pay nearly $15,000 in damages to a former Almaty city official was the latest in a series […]

Corruption may send Ukraine back into the Russian orbit With all the focus on the Middle East turmoil, Ukraine’s importance to the West should not be overlooked. When Ukraine’s pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in 2014 by public protests sparked by his refusal to sign an association agreement with the European Union, he fled the country. Then details […]

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