El Salvador Prisons Under Scrutiny

For El Salvadorian gangs, going to prison does not mean losing contact with criminal networks, as imprisoned gang members have learned to exploit hospital visits in order to continue directing the actions of their associates, local media reported Thursday. 

Political Turmoil in Albania Casts Voters’ Choices Aside

Only 21.6 % of eligible Albanians decided to cast their ballots on Sunday after the main opposition party announced it will boycott the local elections in protest of corruption and organized crime which it blames the ruling Socialist Party, SP, and Prime Minister Edi Rama for. 

Saga of Corruption in Russian Funeral Business Continues

Russian journalist Ivan Golunov, who was recently freed from prison after a public outcry over false drug allegations, published a new investigation on Monday that delves into the corruption and organized-crime laden expansion of a 26 billion ruble (US$412.5 million) funeral business empire, revealing links between businessmen and high-ranking Russian officials.