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The Hypocrisy Underlying Brazil’s Impeachment Movement

HuffPost Brazil | Nicholas Miriello | Posted 04.21.2016 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story’s ...

Avoiding Balkan Black Swans

Dr. Ariel Cohen | Posted 04.20.2016 | World
Dr. Ariel Cohen

The Balkans have become a pivotal region in the refugee crisis that is endangering European stability and security. The flood of refugees exceeded 1 million last year, and is unlikely to recede ― despite the agreement reached by the EU with Turkey on March 18, 2016.

I Couldn't Disagree More With What David Brooks Said In His Article "How Covenants Make Us"

Mark Baer | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Mark Baer

I typically agree with much of what David Brooks has to say. However, I'm afraid that he was way off the mark with his article "How Covenants Make Us." Demographic diversity in the United States is a good thing. The problem has to do with the lack of integration and assimilation of demographically diverse communities.

The Panama Papers: When Will We Finally Do Something About Corruption and Theft?

Wahab Raofi | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
Wahab Raofi

The Panama Papers scandal triggered tsunami waves of shock throughout the world's media, as if this were an unprecedented event. It is not. The concea...

Panama Papers's Armenia Disclosures Could Help the Country Address Graft

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 04.13.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Compared with the tidal waves of fury that the Panama Papers have generated in some countries, the revelations about Armenia have produced barely a ripple.

Panama Raids Offices Of Law Firm At Center Of 'Panama Papers' Leak

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.13.2016 | World

PANAMA CITY, April 12 (Reuters) - Panama's attorney general late on Tuesday raided the offices of the Mossack Fonseca law firm to search for any evide...

Confessions of a Panama Papers Hit Man

John Perkins | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
John Perkins

The revelations of the Panama Papers are one more indictment of a failed system that I know only too well.

Top Washington Lawyer Cleared Unaoil In Anti-Corruption Report

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics

A prominent Washington lawyer who wrote a report finding no significant concerns of corrupt practices at Unaoil, the company now at the center of a ma...

Current Politics and the "McCrory"

Harold Lloyd | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

North Carolina's governor Pat McCrory has repeatedly used a form of political dishonesty that lacks a well-recognized label. Lacking such a label, this tactic often goes unnoticed and unaddressed. To remedy this, I suggest a precise and well-earned label: a "McCrory."

Stupid Is As Stupid Votes: Mossack Fonseca and the Tax Inversion Perversion

Sam Corey | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Sam Corey

Co-authored by Cyrus Jabbari, USC student and researcher When 11.5 million files from the database of Mossack Fonseca were revealed to the public, it...

What You Need to Know About Shell Companies and Corruption in the Wake of the Panama Papers

Hera Hussain | Posted 04.08.2016 | World
Hera Hussain

On Sunday, the Internet experienced a meltdown of a different kind. With an unprecedented 2.6 terabytes of data, or 11.5 million confidential documents leaked from a popular Panamanian corporate service provider,  there is now an impressive amount of investigation going on.

With Catholic Votes In Play, Sanders Plans Vatican Visit

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will speak at an event in the Vatican next week, likely broadeni...

Why state capture is a regressive step for any society

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.08.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Ongama Mtimka, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University The state is a very important institution, determining "who gets what, when, and how", in Harol...

What Happens When Corruption Is Systemic

Joe Brewer | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Joe Brewer

As the media is quite likely to frame the Panama Papers as a few bad apples using legal financial instruments, I would like to offer an alternative that keeps our mental eye on the ball. Here's what really matters.

Africa Declining or Rising?

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business
Paul Mashegoane

There is a narrative that Africa is rich underground, not above ground with the notion of the resource curse. The Economist in 2000, published a magaz...

Keep a Close Watch on the Panama Papers, the Biggest, Most Damning Data Leak in the History of Journalism

Auditi Guha | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
Auditi Guha

There is no doubt that this is going to be an enormous, gigantic, gargantuan deal in months to come as the documents reveal how one firm helped the one percent launder money, dodge sanctions and evade tax with help from accountants, lawyers, banks and trusts.

From Panama Papers to Brazilian Bribes: Why Corruption Is So Costly

The Conversation US | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

Corruption is highlighted by the media because the amounts being exchanged are often huge. The real reason corruption should be headline news is that it steals a bit of economic prosperity from every person each time it occurs.

The Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of the Shocking #PanamaPapers

Kicker | Posted 04.05.2016 | World
Kicker

]Panama, long famous for its beautiful beaches, is now known for the instantly infamous #PanamaPapers. (Charlie Leu/Flickr) Ahh... the beach. Who kne...

The Problem Of Money In Politics Goes Way Beyond Citizens United

Nick Penniman | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics
Nick Penniman

Even if we abolished super PACs tomorrow we would do nothing to incentivize our elected leaders to talk to anyone other than the very wealthy. They'll still need donors who can "max out," and that probably doesn't include me, or you or anyone you know.

Zuma court ruling: South Africans witness a massive day for democracy

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.01.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

The accountability of public governance in South Africa has come a long way since 1994. When the transitional constitution was hammered out in negotiations in 1993, the primary consideration was to establish an unshakeable commitment to government under law in terms of a binding constitution.

McCrory and House Bill 2

Harold Lloyd | Posted 04.02.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

After Gov. McCrory hastily signed it, North Carolina's House Bill 2 has received considerable news coverage because of the message it sends to the LGBT community and to those who care about them. Surprisingly, however, there seems much less talk about the way the legislation targets the rest of the state as well.

FBI And Justice Department Probing Unaoil Bribery Scandal

Fairfax Media and The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics

The FBI, U.S. Department of Justice and anti-corruption police in Britain and Australia have launched a joint investigation into revelations of a mass...

Unaoil's Huge New Corporate Bribery Scandal, Explained

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics

On Wednesday, The Huffington Post and our Australian partner Fairfax Media published the results of a months-long investigation into Unaoil, a mysteri...

AFC rehires former executive accused of seeking to destroy corruption-related documents

James Dorsey | Posted 03.30.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC), despite multiple legal inquiries into global soccer governance and a massive corruption scandal, has rehired a...

U.S. Oil Industry Giant Paid Millions To Company At Center Of Huge Corruption Scandal

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics

The American engineering and construction firm KBR hired Unaoil -- an obscure Monaco-based company now involved in a massive international bribery sca...