Below is the Senate’s roll call vote that overturned the Cardin-Lugar Provision and gave U.S. oil, gas and mining companies a “ticket to bribe” foreign governments. Check to see how your senator voted.
Brazil, Russia, India, and China (the BRICs) were first grouped together in 2001 as the countries most likely to produce rapid economic growth (South Africa joined in 2010). Today another phenomenon binds the BRICS together: corruption scandals that have hit state-funded infrastructure companies and the projects they’ve overseen.
This week’s program analyzes the rocky beginnings of the administration of Interim President Michelle Temer in Brazil. The program also provides an analysis of the Copa America in its centennial year, which includes a preview of this weekend’s finale between Argentina and Chile.
Michel Temer, Brazil’s interim president, had big plans for change in Brazil ever since the possibility of suspending Dilma Rousseff became tangible. But last week he saw his third minister resign, tainted with corruption allegations.
When measuring corruption, the differences between two studies highlight that international perceptions of corruption do not always line up with on-the-ground experiences. While many may focus on the scandal-making headlines and business climate, surveys reveal the petty corruption afflicting the daily lives of citizens. They’re not the same.
As Northern Triangle countries get ready to receive $750 million in aid, the CICIG issued new evidence indicating the extent to which ousted President Pérez Molina had turned the Guatemalan state into a vast criminal enterprise complicit with the private sector.
The program includes a wide-ranging analysis of corruption in Argentina, along with a deep analysis of corruption in Honduras and how the opposition in that country is concerned that the country is slipping toward authoritarianism.