Illegal gold mining – often led and by organized criminal groups – is having a devastating effect on both ecology and local communities across Latin America, Interpol said in a new analysis published last week.
Tropical rainforests – which are vitally important for carbon storage and biodiversity – are disappearing at a rate of roughly 10 soccer fields a minute, a Global Forest Watch (GFW) report warned.
The process of organ transplantation, developed over the last century, has been hailed as a modern miracle, but, according to a new report by Global Rights Compliance (GRC) it has also spawned a new and deadly trade that entails a shockingly brutal method called ‘Organ Pillaging.’
Soldiers and police officers raided over the last few days crime hotspots in several cities in Ecuador following a spike in gang crime and murders in three western provinces.
An international media watchdog warned on Tuesday about the “disastrous effects of news and information chaos – the effects of a globalized and unregulated online information space that encourages fake news and propaganda.”
A Swiss parliament committee will discuss on Thursday a provision of the country’s controversial banking secrecy law that has effectively muzzled journalists and whistleblowers from revealing that war criminals, drug traffickers, their money launderers and other criminals keep their ill-gotten funds in Swiss banks.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission plans to almost double its cyber and cryptocurrency investigations staff under government pressure to bolster enforcement in the sector.
At the request of the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO), Romanian authorities searched ten locations throughout the country as part of an investigation into alleged fraud concerning European funds.
Greece’s former chief anti-corruption prosecutor who ended up being prosecuted after investigating the biggest corruption scandal in her country’s history told the European Parliament that the legal backlash against her and journalists who investigated the Novartis bribery case is not just a Greek problem.
In a busy week, the Canadian government levied sanctions against 203 individuals loyal to President Vladimir Putin and his war, proposed a new legislation to allocate frozen Russian assets to victims in Ukraine, and unanimously declared that the war itself amounts to genocide against the Ukrainian people.