Posts Tagged: Corruption
Diamond-rich Botswana avoided the dreaded resource curse and established a prosperous, stable democracy. But political turmoil has begun to roil the traditionally placid society.
The leaders of fossil fuel companies are personally incentivized to keep their firms on a path of climate destruction.
Brazil's Workers' Party was once the pride of the New Left for an entire hemisphere. Now its 13-year rule hangs by a thread.
Amid rising violence against human rights defenders, Guatemalan activists are counting on an emboldened civil society to take on their next president.
An investigation into who authorized the U.S. military and intelligence agencies to equip, train, and assist the Guatemalan army in its war crimes should follow its president's trial for corruption.
Latin America's largest country once looked ascendant. Now it's been laid low by widespread violence, structural racism, endemic corruption, and external economic shocks.
Otto Pérez Molina started his rise to power during a U.S.-backed dirty war. The uprising against impunity that brought him down has been waiting in the wings ever since.
Guatemalans banded together to depose a corrupt administration with dark connections to human rights violations. But another election looms, and the candidates don't inspire confidence.
Over 90 percent of Mexicans have lost faith in their political parties. What comes next?
ISIS may be more famous for cutting off heads, but it's Washington that's learning the hard way not to slash first and ask questions later.