Report: Guatemala ‘’Captured’’ by Corruption

Guatemala is ’’captured’’ by corruption, says a report the UN Commission compiled after a 12 years-long presence in the country that ends soon since President Jimmy Morales has refused to extend its mandate.

Duterte vs Icelanders: Ice-Eating, Fetus-Killers

Lashing out on an island on the other end of the globe, Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte blasted on Tuesday the ‘ice-eating white folks’ of Iceland for lecturing him about human rights while allowing abortions of fetuses as old as six months.

Swiss Police Refuse to Assist in French Corruption Probe

Swiss police denied a request made by French authorities to raid the office of a marketing agency they suspect played a role in the embezzlement of sponsorship money and broadcast rights for the International Association of Athletics Federations, reported Reuters on Wednesday.

A Decade After His Death, Magnitsky Beats Russia in European Court

The European Court ruled on Tuesday that the Russian government violated several articles in the European Convention on Human Rights over the course of its 11-month pre-trial detention and posthumous criminal conviction of Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian tax auditor and government corruption whistleblower, who was found dead on the floor of his small jail cell in northeastern Moscow ten years ago. 

Malaysia: Ex PM’s Second Corruption Trial Starts

 Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak faced the judges again on Wednesday in a long-awaited corruption trial that is to determine whether he stole billions from a state-owned development fund and then tried to cover up the theft.

Mexican Journalist Killed Amid Gang Violence

For the twelfth time this year, a journalist has been killed in Mexico, the most dangerous Latin American country for investigators, where dozens of reporters were assassinated over the past decade, human rights advocates said Saturday.