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Georgian Nightmare

An Azeri community in Tbilisi is riven by the drug trade.

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A stall at a part of Riga’s Central Market, called “Shanghai” Photo by Baiba Kļava

A Corner on the Market

In Riga’s largest market, expired food is relabeled and sold with almost no consequences.

A stall at a part of Riga’s Central Market, called “Shanghai” Photo by Baiba Kļava

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The Rise and Fall of Mafia Women

Just like Homer’s queen of Ithaca, Maria Campagna loyally pulled the strings in the “kingdom” of her incarcerated husband for years. But Salvatore Cappello was not sailing from one adventure to another. He was serving a sentence under a particularly restrictive prison regime reserved for mafiosi, murderers, and terrorists.

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Demonstration of support for Lava Jato probe, Sao Paulo, December 4, 2016; Photo by The Photographer (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Accused of Graft? Change the Rules

It was late November 2016, and Brazil’s largest-ever corruption scandal was finally reaching the country’s political elites.

Demonstration of support for Lava Jato probe, Sao Paulo, December 4, 2016; Photo by The Photographer ()

The flag of Cyprus, reimagined for the island country’s new investor citizens. Photo: Edin Pasovic / OCCRP

Strongest Measures Axed in EU Golden Visa Report

For almost a decade, corrupt politicians and wealthy businessmen have purchased European passports using dirty money. In January, the European Commission finally delivered its response. But rather than urging action, many of its toughest demands were withdrawn.

The flag of Cyprus, reimagined for the island country’s new investor citizens. Photo: Edin Pasovic / OCCRP