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.
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 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.
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.
Corruption among police officers in South Africa has grown and has for the first time overtaken other sectors like schools, health and local government, a report published on Tuesday by Corruption Watch claims.
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.
India’s Government continued its anti-corruption campaign by forcing 22 senior officials - all heads of tax and customs departments - to retire, Indiatoday reported on Monday. The move is seen by the opposition as a political vendetta.
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.
Tajik authorities detained on Monday the deputy head of the country’s Social Insurance and Pensions Agency, accusing her of having appropriated more than US$100,000.
A collaboration between law enforcement from the United States and Brazil resulted in the arrests of alleged human smugglers who ran a significant international trafficking operation, stated the United States Department of Justice in a press release Tuesday.