Troika Laundromat used shell companies to hide billions, report says

Mar 15, 2019
The editor of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project describes how the complex system worked.
Money launderers funneled money through companies set up by offshore banks like Ukio in Lithuania.

How will investors react to Mexico's new airport being scrapped?

Nov 30, 2018
Mexico's incoming president promised to scrap construction of project.
Aerial view of the construction site of Mexico City's new airport, in Texcoco, Mexico, on November 6, 2018.

López Obrador moves from promises to policy

Jul 3, 2018
Mexico’s President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador made a lot of promises on the campaign trail. He promised everything from curbing corruption and kickbacks in the energy sector to extending the social safety net. When it comes to energy, how much of his rhetoric will really turn into policy? Click the audio player above to hear […]

Following the money in soccer's biggest scandal

Jun 15, 2018
Author Ken Bensinger dives into how the United States put together a case against brazen corruption in the world's most popular sport.
A FIFA logo sits next to the entrance at the FIFA headquarters on June 3, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. 
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Loans in the balance as international community weighs corruption in Guatemala

Nov 24, 2017
Corruption and political instability in Guatemala threaten to impact its ability to receive international monetary aid.
A banner left by Guatemalan prosecutors at ranch seized in a corruption probe reads "Evidence." Guatemalan prosecutors are working with foreign counterparts in the International Commission Against Impunity In Guatemala to stem corruption. 
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FIFA corruption report has scandals but no disqualification

Jun 28, 2017
FIFA released a 2014 report looking at ethics violations in the World Cup host nation selection process for 2018 and 2022.
A FIFA suitcase.
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That whole Panama Papers scandal? The U.S. also needs to take a look at itself

May 19, 2017
Similar tactics to hide money are taking place in states like Delaware.
Public trust in government is at a historic low, according to a recent Pew survey.
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Italian prosecutors seek criminal case in oil giants' deal in Nigeria

Feb 9, 2017
The case looks at an alleged bribery in a $1.3 billion oil deal.
A Shell employee at the Afam VI power plant takes a picture at the plant in Port Harcourt on September 29, 2015. 

India's currency chaos is stalling cash transactions

Nov 16, 2016
The Indian government recently decided to get rid of a couple widely circulated bills, which has caused delays and confusion for millions of people and businesses.
Indians queue up outside the Bank of India branch to deposit and exchange 500 and 1000 currency notes in Mumbai on November 10, 2016. Long queues formed outside banks in India as they reopened for the first time since the government's shock decision to withdraw the two largest denomination notes from circulation. 


Bribes are as old as the Olympics

Aug 5, 2016
Even in ancient Greece, bribes and corruption were part of the deal.
An artist rendering of ancient Olympia.
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