Despite Confession, Former El Salvador President’s Sentencing Is Bittersweet

By Tristan Clavel (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez) On 12 september 2018, Eliás Antonio Saca, an ex-president of El Salvador (Central America), was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the embezzlement of more than $300 million and money laundering. The sentencing is an important step in the fight against corruption in El Salvador, but the sentence Read more about Despite Confession, Former El Salvador President’s Sentencing Is Bittersweet[…]

‘ndrangheta, 45 arrests in Reggio Calabria, including a known criminologist: “She brought the detained bosses’ messages outside”

By ALESSIA CANDITO   An operation by the “Direzione distrettuale antimafia” (DDA, or “Direct Anti-Mafia Directorate”) conducted by the Carabinieri against two gangs from Rosarno (Reggio Calabria). There were several accusations, including international drugs trafficking: they found large consignments of cocaine from South America and hashish from Spain and Morocco, destined for the North Italian market. Read more about ‘ndrangheta, 45 arrests in Reggio Calabria, including a known criminologist: “She brought the detained bosses’ messages outside”[…]

AMLO and The Mexican Structural Problem

By Eduardo Salcedo-Albaran During the last decade, Mexico has reached unprecedented levels of violence, not only in quantitative numbers but also in qualitative terms. For instance, 2017 was the most violent year recorded in the past two decades, with more than 29,000 violent murders and followed by 27,000 recorded in 2011. Not only various quantitative Read more about AMLO and The Mexican Structural Problem[…]

Tunisian ministers have to declare property under anti-corruption law

By Youssef Chahed Senior officials in the public sector, banks, judges, security forces, journalists and unions are also subject to anti-enrichment measure    File photo of anti-corruption protest in Tunis, 13 May 2017 (AFP) (Libera does not own this picture)   The Tunisian parliament on Tuesday approved a law to combat illicit enrichment, a step designed Read more about Tunisian ministers have to declare property under anti-corruption law[…]