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Ousted Ukrainian President: ‘I Supported the Ostriches. What’s Wrong With That?’

“Are you saying that the president of a country lived on the territory of someone else’s private zoo?”

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What Would Happen If Billions of Dollars Stolen by Dictators Were Used for Development Instead?

What would happen if the billions of dollars stolen by corrupt officials, gangs, and crooked corporations every year could be spent on development instead?

Tea Leaf Nation

China's Onetime Spy Supreme Exits the Stage With a Life Sentence

With a life sentence — and a grizzled head of hair — China's onetime spy supreme exits the stage.

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FIFA Says It Will Delay Vote for 2026 World Cup Amid Corruption Scandal

FIFA's secretary general also defended himself against allegations of corruption.

Dispatch

Can Sunday's Election Straighten Crooked Mexico?

After years of kickbacks and backroom deals with drug traffickers, Mexicans are finally talking about corruption.

Argument

Ominous Warning Signs Resurface in Zimbabwe

Ethnic hatreds, murky disappearances, and the purging of enemies are all on the rise in Robert Mugabe's dictatorship.

Shadow Government

How the FIFA Scandal Put Latin American Corruption Under the Microscope

It certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed that 13 of the 14 individuals named last week in the FIFA bribery and kickback scandal represent Latin America and Caribbean ...

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China's Most Wanted Fugitive Is in U.S. Custody

Yang Xiuzhu topped the "most wanted" fugitives list China circulated last month, although it turns out that U.S. authorities had already detained her last June.

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