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Putin Bans Foreign Accounts for State Officials

Putin Bans Foreign Accounts for State Officials | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law Tuesday a bill that bans scores of Russian officials from keping their money in foreign banks, but allows them to own property abroad.    
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Nigeria's oil losses revealed

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A leaked report into Nigeria's oil and gas industry reveals the extent of mismanagement and corruption that is costing billions of dollars each year.
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How corrupt Nigerian politician was brought to justice in the UK

How corrupt Nigerian politician was brought to justice in the UK | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The arrest of a Nigerian politician who deposited millions of dollars of stolen money in UK accounts has raised questions about the role of British banks in corruption.
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Nigeria reveals '$6bn fuel fraud'

Nigeria reveals '$6bn fuel fraud' | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Nigeria's parliament discusses a report said to reveal that $6bn (£4bn) has been defrauded from the country's fuel subsidy fund in the past two years.
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Watch GPS: How corrupt is China?

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On Fareed Zakaria GPS this week, the U.S., China, Pakistan, Mexico and more.
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UK aid 'linked to Nigeria fraud'

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A fund which invested UK aid money is being investigated for financing Nigerian firms alleged to be fronts for money laundering, the BBC learns.
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In viral video, children ask Mexican presidential candidates tough questions - CNN.com

In viral video, children ask Mexican presidential candidates tough questions - CNN.com | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
In a video, children ask Mexico's presidential candidates: "Are you striving only for the (presidential) chair, or will you change the future of our country?
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Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

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Is extortion part of civil society?

If corruption has grown 180% in everyday life, what's happening in politics?

In Mexico, extortion is a booming offshoot of drug war http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-mexico-extortion-20120319,0,861344.story

 

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Inmate massacre highlights Mexico jail corruption

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Nine guards have confessed to helping Zetas drug gangsters escape from prison before other Zetas slaughtered 44 rival inmates, a state official said late Monday, underlining the enormous corruption inside Mexico's overcrowded, underfunded prisons.
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Vladimir Putin’s inner circle

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While political opponents of the president-elect are sentenced to prison, political cronyism is alive and well.
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Nigeria loses $60bn oil revenue in 2012 due to shortfalls

Nigeria loses $60bn oil revenue in 2012 due to shortfalls | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Nigeria reportedly lost about $60 billion oil revenue due to shortfalls in its estimated production in 2012.

Via Fernando Ibáñez
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Nigeria's President Jonathan 'must act over fuel scam'

Nigeria's President Jonathan 'must act over fuel scam' | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Pressure is growing on President Goodluck Jonathan to take decisive action over a report revealing millions of dollars have been scammed out of Nigeria's fuel subsidy. The BBC's Nigeria correspondent Will Ross reports.
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Iran’s Supreme Leader Pardons Ahmadinejad Adviser

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has pardoned an aide to President Mahmud Ahmadinejad who was arrested in 2011 on corruption charges.
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More on the normality of corruption

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Economists, psychologists, political scientists, anthropologists, and even historians offer explanations for pervasive corruption in Mexico and elsewhere. Here are some of them.

 

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Russia: The Khodorkovsky Case Haunts Putin's Inner Circle

Russia: The Khodorkovsky Case Haunts Putin's Inner Circle | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Allegations of graft strike at one of the Russian President's most prominent aides, revealing a network of old friendships and painful betrayals...
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Corruption 'main threat' to China

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The Chinese Premier, Wen Jiabao, says corruption is the greatest threat facing the country's rulers as the biggest political scandal in years continues.
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Putin ally seeking top economic post is accused of massive corruption

Putin ally seeking top economic post is accused of massive corruption | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Russia's top anti-corruption blogger has singled out Kremlin official Igor Shuvalov as an example of official corruption that has jumped sharply in the past four years.
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Contrasting corruption

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Bribery in varies greatly across MexicoON MAY 10th Transparency International, an anti-corruption outfit, published a survey of 15,000 Mexican homes on bribery. It found wide regional variations.
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How to steal an election

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IT WAS another good day for North Korea’s Workers’ Party. On July 24th 2011, amid music and gongs, the late Kim Jong Il shuffled past queuing throngs to cast his vote in the country’s local elections.
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Russian Court Case Underscores Protesters' Concerns : NPR

Russian Court Case Underscores Protesters' Concerns : NPR | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A high-profile court case in Moscow has again put the spotlight on Russia's judiciary. Alexei Kozlov was convicted of charges of fraud and money laundering.
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