Image: Illicit financial flows thwart human rights and development in Africa Credit: Oxfam

Rent seeking, corruption 2018

Image: Illicit financial flows thwart human rights and development in Africa Credit: Oxfam

United States

The White House rolls back a rule on polluting wetlands  The Economist December 13, 2018

The oil industry’s covert campaign to rewrite American car emissions rules Hiroko Tabuchi New York Times December 13,  2018 

How Trump appointees curbed a consumer protection agency loathed by the GOP Robert O’Harrow Jr.,  Shawn Boburg and Renae Merle Washington Post December 4, 2018

This watchdog agency has gotten smaller, quieter and less active under Trump  Kate Rabinowitz Washington Post December 4, 2018

Ex-Justice Dept. employee admits to aiding lobbying effort meant to shut down Malaysian corruption probe  Matt Zapatosky Washington Post November 30

The swamp builders: How Manafort and Stone helped create the mess Trump promised to clean up Manuel Roig-Franzia  Washington Post November 29, 2018

Too rich to jail Maureen Dowd New York Times November 17, 2018 (Opinion)

 How America stopped prosecuting white-collar crime and public corruption, in charts  Catherine Rampell   Washington Post August 7, 2018

World

El Chapo trial shows that Mexico’s corruption is even worse than you think Alan Feuer New York Times December 28, 2018

In Gupta brothers’ rise and fall, the tale of a sullied A.N.C. Norimitsu Onishi and Selam Gebrekidan New York Times December 22, 2018

Corruption in South Africa: A guide to our recent reporting Aodhan Beirne New York Times December 22, 2018

Illicit financial flows thwart human rights and development in Africa Imanai Countess Pambazuka News December 21, 2018

Voters send decisive message against corruption in Peru Associated Press Washington Post December 10, 2018

Mexico’s new leader is riding a wave of anti-corruption furor that’s changing Latin America Mary Beth Sheridan Washington Post November 29, 2018

Jets, horses and bribes: How a Venezuelan official became a billionaire as his country crumbled Nicholas Casey New York Times November 23, 2018

Haitians furious at their government protest in a week of unrest Kirk Semple New York Times November 23, 2017

Can Angola’s new president get rid of corruption and revive his party’s reputation? Austin C. Doctor Washington Post August 3, 2018

Kenyans have had it with corruption. Their leaders may finally be doing something about it. Max Bearak Washington Post July 17, 2018

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak charged in corruption probe Shibani Mahtani Washington Post  July 3, 2018

Corruption Perceptions Index 2017 Transparency International February 21, 2018

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