Across the world, democracy watchdogs are warning that emergency measures aimed at quelling the COVID-19 outbreak are also turning into tools of repression.
A leading anti-corruption group is urging U.S. lawmakers to include tough safeguards that will protect against “self-interested parties” in a proposed coronavirus relief bill.
Cape Verde will close banks that serve only foreign customers, including one partly owned by Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos.
Following Bribery Division, a Peruvian prosecutor requested three years in prison for former Peruvian first lady Nadine Heredia for alleged corruption connected with Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.
The World Bank is beefing up its accountability to communities who say they were harmed by World Bank-funded projects.
Residents driven from urban beach now live in wretched conditions by open sewers.