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Oil giants wait on graft trial

September 21, 2018

Two men have been sentenced to four years for corruption over a Nigerian oil field deal, in a ruling that has implications for a parallel case against two major oil corporations. Emeka Obi, a Nigerian, and Gianluca Di Nardo, an Italian, were convicted in Italy of international corruption for their involvement in a controversial $1.3 […]

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Corruption is blamed for hundreds of deaths in Mexico City earthquake

September 18, 2018

The deaths of hundreds of people in at least 28 of the 38 collapses in the 2017 earthquake in Mexico City were neither random nor unpreventable. Critics say the death toll was caused by a selective failure to enforce some of the strictest and most admired “quake-proof” building codes in world, put in place after […]

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Corruption: All in the family

September 14, 2018

More than $1.4 million cash and $15 million worth of luxury watches were seized at a Brazilian airport from the delegation accompanying the vice president of Equatorial Guinea. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the vice president of Equatorial Guinea and the son of longtime President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, arrived near São Paulo as part of an 11-person […]

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Billions missing from Haitian social fund

September 11, 2018

According to the Haitian Senate, almost $4 billion of a social fund generated from petroleum sales have gone missing, spurring an international protest movement demanding accountability. Spurred by high-profile hashtag campaigns last August launched by Haitian celebrities, the protestors — mostly young and many of them female — rallied and marched in Haiti, the United […]

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