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“Corruption threatens United States national security, economic equity, global anti-poverty and development efforts, and democracy itself. But by effectively preventing and countering corruption and demonstrating the advantages of transparent and accountable governance, we can secure a critical advantage for the United States and other democracies.” President...

By: Zuhair al-Maliki, with Jane Lott, Cole Plante, and Ashraf Bawer A manual recount ordered by Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) is expected to change little in the outcome of the Council of Representatives (COR) elections held on Oct. 8 and 10, 2021. The distribution...

22 November (Deutsche Welle)A 20-minute video featuring more than a dozen detention facilities in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has offered fresh evidence and renewed the discussion around China's large-scale crackdown on ethnic minorities in the region.The video was filmed by a Chinese man named...

13 November (South China Morning Post)China’s top anti-graft watchdog has for the first time expelled an official from the Communist Party over alleged corruption linked to cryptocurrency mining.The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said on Saturday that Xiao Yi, a former vice-chairman of the...

A former University of Miami international studies professor used bank accounts in his name and the name of a company he created to launder about $2.5 million, prosecutors said. 17 November (The New York Times)Bruce Bagley is a noted expert on crime and corruption in Latin...

16 November (Tax Justice Network) Countries are losing a total of $483 billion in tax a year to global tax abuse committed by multinational corporations and wealthy individuals – enough to fully vaccinate the global population against Covid-19 more than three times over. The 2021 edition...

SOFIA Nov 12 (REUTERS) A new centrist political party won Bulgaria's parliamentary election, partial official results showed on Monday, boosting hopes for an end to months of political deadlock in the European Union's poorest member state. The anti-graft We Continue The Change party (PP), launched only two...

Beirut Nov 12 (OCCRP)Luxembourg’s judicial authorities have joined Switzerland and France to become the third known European country to open a criminal case into Lebanon’s Central Bank Governor Riad Salame and his assets, a spokesperson has confirmed to OCCRP.OCCRP and its Lebanese media partner, Daraj,...

Nov 9 (ICIJ)Lawmakers in Chile voted to impeach President Sebastián Piñera Tuesday morning, accusing him of violating the constitution, following revelations in the Pandora Papers about a possible conflict of interest in the sale of a mining company by his children to a close associate....