Guatemalan Anti-Graft Crusaders Win “Alternative” Nobel

Two Guatemalan anti-corruption activists - one who was forced to resign and one whom President Jimmy Morales barred from entering the country - were honored on Monday with Sweden’s Right Livelihood Award, billed as the “alternative Nobel Prize.”

Maldives President Defeated After Corruption Revelations

Abdulla Yameen, the autocratic leader of the Maldives whose rule saw the corrupt handouts of 50 of the country’s islands, was defeated on Sunday in a landslide election that elevated opposition lawmaker Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to power after five years of deepening autocracy.

Botswana Disputes Claims of Unprecedented Elephant Slaughter

Two weeks after conservation officials alleged there’d been an unprecedented slaughter of elephants in Botswana’s national parks, the country’s officials challenged their numbers, saying this year’s elephant killings were at a normal level.