Amidst threats from Boko Haram, thousands of Nigerians will cast their votes for president on Saturday in what is widely seen as the country's closest presidential race since the end of military rule in 1999. But that doesn't mean voters have great choices.
Mexico's popular radio host, Carmen Aristegui, was fired by MVS Radio in Mexico City. The station says the popular journalist was using their brand without permission, but many Mexicans suspect she was pushed out by a government embarrassed by her reporting.
Protesters in Brazil used social media to send millions of people into the streets last weekend, calling for President Dilma Rousseff to be impeached. One Brazilian says the marches are just one symptom of deep-seated anger and division over the country's high level of corruption.
Russian President Vladimir Putin sits at the top of a power structure he helped create. But it wasn't always this way. He was once an unemployed KGB agent looking for a job. He proved a master at upward mobility.
Soccer governing body FIFA has spent months examining allegations of corruption into the runup of Russia and Qatar's successful bids to win the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Now it's said there was no serious corruption — a claim even its own investigator finds incredible.
The flood of young Central American migrants streaming across the US border over the past year has slowed to a trickle. One of the reasons may be Mexico’s increased border enforcement along its southern border with Guatemala. And that's creating headaches for Mexicans living near that border.
The board game called Bürokratopoly isn't about getting filthy rich, though players might feel filthy after they're done playing. The popular German game was created by dissidents in communist East Germany years ago as a satire about power and corruption. Now it has become a teaching tool for German kids trying to understand what it was like to live in the Communist East.
Over the weekend, in Long Beach, Calif., a tournament featuring some larger-than-life competitors took place — the 14th annual US Sumo Open. Surprisingly, it's the biggest amateur sumo competition outside of Japan. So could sumo's time be arriving in the US?
Zhou Yongkang was considered one of the most powerful people in China not so long ago. He had immense wealth, connections and political power. But it turns out that Zhou was not untouchable. The ruling Communist Party has announced that he is being investigated on charges of corruption. And he might be purged from the party.
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