Gambia: President Jammeh threatens major crackdown in new term

President Yahya Jammeh has promised to wipe out what he called lackadaisical attitudes at workplaces, stressing that people should either do their work, go home or go to jail. “If you work hard, I have no problem with you, and I will be with you; I will support you all the way; but if you [...]

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny: Uniting Nationalists and the Urban, Educated Middle Class

On December 5, the day after Russia’s Duma elections, the anti-corruption crusader and popular blogger, Alexei Navalny, told a raucous crowd, “I want to say to you: Thank you. Thank you for playing you part as a citizen. Thank you for telling these assholes, ‘We’re here!’ For telling the bearded [Electoral Commission head Vladimir] Churov [...]

Mexico’s feds dismantle local police force

“The problem with corruption within Mexican coupled with the political corruption within Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department — including harebrained schemes like the Fast & Furious debacle — makes it less likely that the ‘war on drugs’ will end successfully,” said former narcotics detective Glenn Knudsen. A major police department in Mexico has been [...]

MexicoBlog Editorial: The U.S. Feeds Violence, Corruption and Impunity in Mexico

In the past few weeks a number of Mexican activists have been brazenly killed, attacked or kidnapped. Twelve journalists have been killed in Mexico in 2011. Local and state government officials are all too frequently assassinated. Human Rights groups have collected evidence that the Mexican army is systematically engaging in torture, forced disappearances and murder. [...]

South Asian plagued by corruption of police, politicians, public officials

The South Asian regularly have to pay bribes daily when dealing with their public institutions, whether to speed up paperwork, avoid harassment with the police, or access basic services. International watchdog Transparency International on Thursday stated that police was perceived to be the most corrupt institution in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and the second [...]

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