corruption

Iraq’s protests: What you need to know

July 23, 2018

DW. Protests against corruption, poor services and unemployment are challenging the Shiite political class that since 2003 has pilfered the country’s resources. Demonstrations in Iraq are not new, but these are different. July has witnessed soaring temperatures in southern Iraq that have boiled over into popular mass mobilization against corruption, wretched services and unemployment. Mass…

Cop Shortage Called Into Question Amid Excessive Overtime Spending

July 18, 2018

A Baltimore city councilman is calling into question the narrative that overtime is driven by a shortage of patrol officers after obtaining detailed documents on staffing

Class and Corruption Take Center Stage in the Iraqi Election

Class and Corruption Take Center Stage in the Iraqi Election

May 15, 2018

Moqtada al-Sadr, the cleric known for organizing uprisings against the U.S. military and rejecting Iranian influence, led the Alliance of Revolutionaries for Reform to victory in Iraq. We speak to professor Sabah Alnasseri

How Central Bank Independence Led to Impunity in Latvia

April 25, 2018

Latvia’s extreme austerity and neoliberal experience has led it down the path of becoming a major hub for money laundering. Its Central Bank governor, Ilmars Rimsevics, is at the heart of the scandal, but enjoys the protection of central bank autonomy, explains former financial regulator Bill Black

Mexican Presidential Candidates Gang up on Frontrunner Lopez Obrador

April 24, 2018

Mexico held its first debate of the presidential campaign season. All candidates attacked leftist frontrunner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador relentlessly, who managed to make his points without getting dragged down, says Mexico analyst John Ackerman

Trump, Corruption and the Crisis of the Global Elites

Trump, Corruption and the Crisis of the Global Elites

April 23, 2018

The first episode of “Unfit to Rule” examines the quagmire of corruption and political chaos affecting many governments around the world – most prominent the Mueller investigation of Trump; with Gerald Horne and host Paul Jay

Greek Corruption Scandal Ensnares Former Prime Ministers and Ministers

April 9, 2018
A bribery and money laundering scandal involving pharmaceutical companies that could cost Greece up to $23 billion has caught up with politicians from Greece’s conservative and social democratic parties. Syriza’s Ioannis Bournous explains what is known so far

Under Threat of Military Coup, Brazil’s Supreme Court Sends Lula to Prison

April 5, 2018

The Supreme Court’s 5-6 ruling, which requires presidential frontrunner Lula da Silva to begin serving his 12-year sentence immediately, is “one more in a series of blows against Brazilian democracy,” says Brazil Wire’s Brian Mier

Mired in Corruption Scandals, Peru’s President Resigns

March 22, 2018

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has resigned in the wake of a growing corruption scandal involving Brazilian construction company Odebrecht and allegations of bribing parliament members to avoid impeachment. We speak to City College of New York professor Gerardo Renique

‘We Need An Entirely New Envisioning Of Policing’

February 27, 2018

Ryan Dorsey, the only member of Baltimore’s City Council to vote against 30-year veteran of department as new commissioner amid corruption scandal says “Enough is Enough”