The Political Polarization That Elected Jair Bolsonaro Still Hangs Over Brazil's Democracy
The left-right divide—a healthy feature of a pluralist political system—is so toxic now that divergence of opinion has surpassed the realm of policymaking.
Puerto Ricans Celebrate the Governor's Resignation Amid Ongoing Uncertainty (in Photos)
Under pressure from protests, Ricardo Rosselló announced he will be stepping down on August 2nd.
How Robert Morgenthau's View of the Holocaust Inspired His Crusade Against Corruption
Inside the family history that led Morgenthau to turn class traitor and take on white-collar crime.
National Election Advising Agency Officials Used Funds for Unnecessary Travel
The Election Assistance Commission's executive director allowed two of the four commissioners to work outside the Washington, D.C., area and agreed to pick up the costs of their travel to and from the office.
Will the Supreme Court Use Bridgegate to Further Kneecap Anti-Corruption Laws?
Since the '80s, the court has shown a willingness to decriminalize dirty politics. Will Bridget Anne Kelly be the next to get off?
What Are the Protests in Puerto Rico Really About?
Though leaked messages and a corruption scandal have brought thousands to the streets, frustrations on the island run much deeper.
Are We on the Verge of a New Era of Political Reform?
Americans are deeply frustrated with how democracy is working in the United States and that could lead to a change in the status quo.
Guatemalans Vote in an Atmosphere of Distrust and Corruption (in Photos)
The national election in Guatemala likely marked the bitter end to what was once the most hopeful anti-corruption movement in the hemisphere.
Why Is Trump's White House Paying for Drinks at Mar-a-Lago With Taxpayer Dollars?
There's a unique push and pull in the current administration: Donald Trump's administration pays a bill for an event and his club reaps the revenue.
The Education of an Afghan American Who Ran for Parliament in Kabul
Attaullah Nasib came of age in the United States. When he ran for Afghan Parliament, he learned how difficult re-building a democracy can be.
It's Corruption, Not Socialism, That Brought Down Venezuela
Four scholars explain why the failure of Venezuela is due to corruption—not to universal health care.
Trump's Mar-a-Lago Associates Continue to Influence Policy Decisions at the VA
The president's old friend Albert Hazzouri used a personal message to advocate for the American Dental Association after spending time with him at Trump's resort in 2017.
Violent Anti-Government Protests in Haiti (in Photos)
The ongoing protests, which have claimed at least nine lives, have been characterized by tire burning, road blockages, and violent crime.
López Obrador Takes on Corruption and Poverty in Mexico Through Austerity
The president has proposed cutting the salaries of public officials, including his own, slashing federal budgets, and laying off 70 percent of non-unionized federal workers.
'The Virus Is Spreading': A Conversation With Harjeet Singh
A veteran climate finance expert explains the funding questions that could make or break the Paris rulebook.
Ukraine's Massive Illegal Logging Crackdown Stalls
The measures introduced in July to curb corruption in the country's timber industry are still awaiting a signature from Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.
How Corruption Has Dampened Brazilian Affection for the World Cup
Brazilians have become increasingly disenchanted with soccer as political scandals continue to cloud the country's news cycle.
Viewfinder: Thousands of Romanians Protest Political Corruption in Bucharest
People participate in a protest in front of the prime minister's office in Bucharest on June 20th, 2018.
Another Longtime Trump Attorney Has Links to Russia and Michael Cohen
Reports show that Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, also represented Columbus Nova, an investment firm with ties to Renova Group and Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg.
A Watchdog Group Highlights the EPA's Delayed FOIA Responses
A report by Project on Government Oversight claims that the EPA's Office of the Administrator has significantly delayed the department's processing of Freedom of Information Act requests.
Viewfinder: Protests in Support of a Former President in Brazil
Protesters demonstrate in support of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on January 24th, 2018.