Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton misused her position “as a powerful ally” for airplane manufacturer Boeing, advocating for foreign countries to purchase their airplanes or soliciting sizable donations from the company for William J. Clinton Foundation.
On paper, influence peddling and buying decisions made by officials in the U.S. government, most often legislators or members of regulatory agencies has declined but in reality, it has gone underground. Most of what is going on in Washington is not covered by the lobbyist-registration system and outside the U.S. laws.
Ecuador's foreign minister Ricardo Patino addresses the current situation and perspectives for the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the progress of Ecuador’s Citizens’ Revolution in a special interview regarding the criminal behavior of American companies Chevron and Texaco in the Amazon region.
Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has received 500,000 dollars in jewelry from Saudi Arabia to support war on Syria, showing how meaningless American voters, their country nor international laws are to American politicians when money is on the table. Is it any wonder why no one trusts USA in the diplomatic world?
About three in four conspiracies to commit corporate fraud between 2002 and 2009 were all-male and none reported were all-female, sociologists show.
The Philippine National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is looking into an alleged P10-billion scam by a company that set up fake nongovernment organizations (NGOs). The organizations are believed to have benefited from the pork barrel of several lawmakers, as well as the fertilizer fund mess and proceeds from Malampaya.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has resigned from the country’s Constitutional Council following a ruling that said he breached spending limits during his 2012 presidential campaign.
Italian judges have found former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi guilty of having sex with a minor and of abusing his power. They sentenced him to seven years in jail, though the sentence is pending appeal, and banned him for life from holding public office.
The combined wealth of the world’s millionaires increased by 10 percent in 2012 to $46.2 trillion. This is more than three times the annual economic output in the US. Another million people were also added to the list of super-rich in the past year. According to the World Wealth Report 2013 there are a total of 12 million millionaires around the globe, with the US topping the list of countries home to the super-rich.
South Africa's Health Minister, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, has maintained that the deaths of teenage boys at initiation schools are due to people using the cultural practice for financial gain.
Former President Chen Shui-bian tried to hang himself Sunday night in a bathroom at Taichung prison in central Taiwan to protest his 2009 corruption conviction according to Taipei's Justice Ministry's Agency of Corrections. The 62-year-old former leader, who is currently serving a 20-year jail term for corruption and money laundering during his 2000-2008 presidential tenure, is "apparently disillusioned over snags in his bid to rejoin his former party and the Legislature's move to absolve politicians of abuses of taxpayer funds", the Ministry of Justice statement said.
Pope Francis has attacked the “dictatorship” of the global financial system and warned that the “cult of money” was making life a misery for millions.