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28 Feb 2023 ( La Prensa Latina ) Guatemala City, Feb 28 (EFE).- One of Guatemala’s most respected journalists marked seven months behind bars Tuesday by accusing the government of President Alejandro Giammattei of punishing him for his newspaper’s exposure of official corruption. “I have the conviction that I...

28 Feb 2023 ( Foreign Policy ) U.S. petrochemicals giant Dow Inc and the Singapore government said they were transforming old sneakers into playgrounds and running tracks. Reuters put that promise to the test by planting hidden trackers inside 11 pairs of donated shoes. Most got exported instead. At...

28 Feb 2023 ( Foreign Policy ) Protests in Iran spurred by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini at the hands of the country’s so-called morality police have continued, with escalations by the regime—including the executions of a well-known wrestler and a dual national—failing to dampen public anger. Looking for a silver...

28 Feb 2023 ( DiEM25 Communications ) From the construction industry creating unsafe buildings to political appointees with no expertise leading relief operations, Turkey’s earthquake response was made far worse by the AKP’s negligence The devastating earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria caused tens of thousands of deaths and mass property...

27 Feb 2023 ( REUTERS ) Switzerland's financial regulator has investigated 12 banks and launched enforcement proceedings against two of them in relation to corruption charges against longtime central banker Riad Salameh, it said on Monday. Lebanese authorities charged Salameh, his brother Raja and one of his assistants...

25 Feb 2023 ( Aljazeera.com ) Surya Darmadi, one of Indonesia’s biggest palm oil tycoons, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered to repay the state the equivalent of $2.6bn for his role in a corruption scheme that caused the deforestation of thousands of...

23 Feb 2023 ( Ghanaweb.com ) Lebanon's central bank governor Riad Salameh has been charged with money laundering, embezzlement and illicit enrichment, the state news agency says. Public prosecutor Judge Raja Hamoush has also filed charges against Mr Salameh's brother Raja and an adviser, according to the National...

28 Jan 2023 ( Ghanaweb.com ) The United States of America government has challenged the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led administration to tackle corruption in Ghana. In a speech delivered at the United Nation Human Rights record review in Geneva, Switzerland, the US rep said that the government was...

21 Feb 2023 ( LA Times ) Mexico’s former top law enforcement official — once tasked with fighting the country’s drug cartels — was convicted in New York on Tuesday of taking millions of dollars in bribes from traffickers. Genaro García Luna, who headed Mexico’s federal police before...