For their next president, Guatemalans must choose between two veteran politicians with shady pasts and alleged ties to organized crime.
Tackling corruption is notoriously difficult but Nigeria is pursuing a fresh approach. Using technology, especially social media, its citizens are producing evidence to hold officials to account.
Data from 32 high-income and emerging economies show a strong correlation between luxury item expenditure and societal corruption.
The rankings in Transparency International's 2018 index shows that highly democratic countries tend to have low levels of corruption. Is there something inherent in corruption that can kill democracy?
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales is defying a constitutional court order to release a UN-backed prosecutor his government arrested and allow his corruption investigation to continue.
The proposed integrity commission is an improvement on the patchwork of mechanisms in place now, but does not go nearly far enough to prevent and investigate corruption.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten slammed the proposed body was “not a
fair dinkum anti-corruption commission”. It would be limited in scope
and power and had no transparency.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Derryn Hinch on a national ICAC and the Victorian election.
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The government is more likely to beef up existing institutions but Derryn Hinch, who has been a strong advocate for a national ICAC, says "that would be wrong."
The lack of clear reward mechanisms and the small amount of the incentive are among the reasons this regulation may not be effective.
Corruption can never be eliminated. Whether we like it or not, it has always been part of human nature and will continue to infect society.
Public trust in government is sliding and there's a perception that a small elite is reaping the benefits of political influence. This points to the need for a federal anti-corruption body.
In the region of Liguria, and the city of Genoa itself, Calabrian mafia clans have been infiltrating construction projects for decades.
Leader of a corrupt party, an unpopular government and a divided country, Mariano Rajoy's days were numbered long ago.
Bill Shorten said a proposed National Integrity Commission would operate 'as a standing royal commission into serious and systematic corruption'.
An appeals court ruling against popular Brazilian ex-president Lula has hotly divided Brazil. A legal scholar argues that this is a case of activist judges taking their anti-graft crusade too far.
Does corruption means the same for everyone? Some social researchers argue that corruption is a social construct shaped by Western anti-corruption elites.
Giving Australia's lobbying laws teeth, and a sizeable regulatory jaw to occasionally brandish them, is a major step in the right direction.
What happens when outsiders step in with good intentions? As the crisis in Guatemala shows, it's complicated.
Two cases remind us of the international presence of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the importance of designing, adopting and enforcing effective anti-corruption policies.
Three Mexican governors have been arrested in 2017 abroad after fleeing justice, and nearly 90% of the country's citizens see the government as deeply corrupt.