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India: Election Officials Seize Cash and Drugs Used To Buy Votes
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Montenegro: NGO Accuses a Dozen High-Level Officials of Corruption
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Italy: 13 Mobsters Arrested for Dumping Industrial Waste
On April 11, military police from Apulia, Italy arrested 13 people for illegally dumping 12,000 tons of industrial waste. One...
Serbia: Turbo Folk Star “Ceca” Acquitted of Assault Charges
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Former President Had Big Plans
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Ukraine: The "Family" Business of a Mezhygirya Contractor
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How Kurchenko's offshores worked
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The Silent Looting of Russia
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Hungarian Media Law Doomed
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Re:Baltica Completes Series on Latvian Health Care System

Friday, 14 March 2014 13:27
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The Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism Re:Baltica, an OCCRP partner, has published the last installment in its series about the health care system in Latvia.

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Trafficking and Terrorism: How Organized Crime Thrives on Passport Fraud

Thursday, 13 March 2014 14:37 ana
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By Ana Baric

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Passport Stamps. Photo Credit: Flickr. Jon Rawlinson

The March 7 disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane one hour into its flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing was strange enough.

The plane made contact with ground control 35,000 feet above the Gulf of Thailand and then, due to pilot error, mechanical failure, terrorism, or otherwise —it disappeared, leading to a multinational air and sea search that is still ongoing.

The peculiarity of this missing flight was compounded by the identity of two of its passengers: Italian Luigi Maraldi and Austrian Christian Kozel— two men whose passports were on board even though they were not.

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Colombia: A Country Torn Between Peace and Corruption

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 09:34 Maria Olano
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By: Maria Virginia Olano

In Colombia, it is no secret that laws and rules there can be bent and moved around, especially with a couple of bills in your hand. Drivers know that getting stopped by road police is not really a problem, and that in the vast majority of cases, getting out of a ticket for any infraction should cost no more than a smile and 20,000 pesos (US$10). 

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Press Persecution in Azerbaijan: Where Investigative Journalism Is “Espionage”

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 15:58 ana
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By Ana Baric

Azerbaijan is maintaining its usual approach to press “freedom”: sponsoring pro-regime media and unapologetically repressing critical journalism.

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Venezuela: The Battle Against a Corrupt, Authoritarian State

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 16:06 Maria Olano
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By Maria Virginia Olano

It was supposed to be the day Venezuela celebrates its young people. Instead, three students were killed, more than 70 injured and 146 arrested during protests Feb. 12 on National Youth Day. Activists said President Nicolas Maduro’s failure to control inflation, crime, shortage of basic goods and lack of opportunities for the country’s youth led thousands of people to the streets to protest. 

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Re:Baltica Completes Series on Latvian Health Care System
The Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism Re:Baltica, an OCCRP partner, has published the last installment in its series about the health care...
Trafficking and Terrorism: How Organized Crime Thrives on Passport Fraud
By Ana Baric Passport Stamps. Photo Credit: Flickr. Jon Rawlinson The March 7 disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane one hour into its flight...
Colombia: A Country Torn Between Peace and Corruption
By: Maria Virginia Olano In Colombia, it is no secret that laws and rules there can be bent and moved around, especially with a couple of bills in...
Press Persecution in Azerbaijan: Where Investigative Journalism Is “Espionage”
By Ana Baric Azerbaijan is maintaining its usual approach to press “freedom”: sponsoring pro-regime media and unapologetically repressing...
Venezuela: The Battle Against a Corrupt, Authoritarian State
By Maria Virginia Olano It was supposed to be the day Venezuela celebrates its young people. Instead, three students were killed, more than 70...