Topic: Transparency International
A G20 summit of world leaders on Thursday will judge its year-long effort against corruption. With Greece as an example of what dishonesty can cause to the world economy, the G20 needs to set deadlines for action.
11/02/2011 02:26 pm
Despite the billions of dollars of international money spent to develop a democratic culture in Afghanistan, few understand what one politician is trying to accomplish by her hunger strike.
10/12/2011 12:42 pm
Cambodia officially opened its first stock exchange. The problem? There aren't any stocks to trade.
07/11/2011 02:12 pm
The embattled Indian government says the challenge is getting notorious tax-haven nations to help. But international experts say the most common obstacle nations face in trying to recover money is their own governments.
06/14/2011 07:53 am
Conservative Congresswoman Keiko Fujimori and left-leaning retired military officer Ollanta Humala have ratcheted up negative campaign tactics in the run-up to today's Peru election.
06/05/2011 01:42 pm
International observers point to serious irregularities during the Sunday snap presidential vote in Kazakhstan that resulted in a sweeping victory of longtime incumbent President Nazarbayev.
04/04/2011 01:32 pm
Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega is finishing his second term in office, the maximum allowed under the Constitution. But on Saturday he accepted the Sandinista Party's nomination to run again.
02/28/2011 02:52 pm
US slips from 19 to 22 in latest ranking of perceived public corruption.
02/11/2011 01:13 pm
This week's arrest and detention of former telecoms minister Andimuthu Raja on corruption charges comes amid a wave of high prices and high-profile scandals rattling investor confidence.
02/03/2011 12:16 pm
Outside the posh hotel where Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier has lodged since unexpectedly returning to Haiti on Jan. 16, supporters of the former dictator have gathered in a show of support, some of them yelling: “The revolution is going to start!” They seemed drawn by nostalgia and embellished memories of the Duvalier era, which lasted for nearly 30 years. “Baby Doc” Duvalier became the successor to the regime in 1971 when at the age of 19 he took over from his father, "Papa Doc" François Duvalier (indeed, he started off as a physician). As the following five slides attest, Baby Doc's infamy precedes him.
01/20/2011 09:16 am