20th May 2019
The United States slapped sanctions on a Mexican judge and a former state governor on Friday, accusing them of taking bribes from drug traffickers, and saying that government corruption had allowed Mexican drug gangs to grow and operate with impunity. Nine other people and ten groups were also designated in… Read More
20th May 2019
India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has one unwanted lead in this month’s general election race – according to data from an electoral watchdog it is fielding the most candidates among the major parties who are facing criminal charges. Its main rival, Congress, is just a step behind. Election laws… Read More
17th May 2019
The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Chechen group and five individuals, including at least three Russians, for alleged human rights abuses under the Global Magnitsky Act, including extrajudicial killings and the torture of LGBTI individuals. The sanctions against the Terek Special Rapid Response Team in the Chechen… Read More
17th May 2019
AP — A high court ruling barring a crusading former prosecutor’s candidacy has turned Guatemala’s presidential election on its ear less than a month before the vote, and raised concerns about what will happen to years of efforts to fight endemic corruption. The rejection of Thelma Aldana’s appeal means at… Read More
16th May 2019
Colombia’s attorney general said on Wednesday he resigned in protest after a special court charged with prosecuting war crimes denied a U.S. extradition request for a former FARC leader accused of drug trafficking. The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) tribunal prosecutes leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)… Read More
15th May 2019
Facing unprecedented pressure to clamp down on criminal groups, UK law enforcement officials are in need of an additional £2.7 billion in funding over the next three years, the head of the National Crime Agency (NCA) said Monday. The agency is seeking a 54-percent increase in its annual budget, which… Read More
9th May 2019
U.S. prosecutors have filed money laundering charges against two Israelis who allegedly made millions of dollars operating a website connecting customers to sellers of fentanyl, heroin, guns and other illegal goods, the Justice Department said on Wednesday. It said Tal Prihar, an Israeli living in Brazil, and Michael Phan, an… Read More
17th April 2019
More than two dozen heavily-armed men stormed into the center of Guararema early on a recent morning, rousing the Brazilian town’s residents with the sound of broken glass, explosions – and then gunshots. Brandishing high-powered rifles, wearing bullet-proof vests and carrying several kilos of dynamite, the gang pulled up in… Read More
15th April 2019
On a recent weekend night, the dance floor at one of the hottest clubs in Seoul’s swanky Gangnam district held only a few dozen people surrounded by mostly empty tables. A few months ago, the nightclub would have been packed with hundreds of gyrating men and women, and full tables,… Read More
12th April 2019
In the year since U.S. authorities shut down sex ad website Backpage.com, the online prostitution market has splintered across a dark and volatile internet landscape with dozens of players trying to fill the void, according to an analysis conducted by a counter-human trafficking technology company. The report, shared with Reuters… Read More