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  1. HONDURAS: Support for President Lobo Hits All-Time Low

    Monday, January 30, 2012

    Last Friday marked two years since the inauguration of Porfirio Lobo as president of Honduras, amidst accusations of corruption, an unprecedented crime wave, and his lowest approval rating yet.

  2. SPAIN: Trials of Judge Garzón Called Scandalous by Rights Groups

    Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    Another trial opened Tuesday with Spain's best-known judge, Baltasar Garzón, in the dock for attempting to investigate crimes against humanity committed during the 36-year dictatorship of Francisco Franco.

  3. PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Informal Economy Ensures Equitable Development

    Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    Although Papua New Guinea is known as a resource-rich country, 85 percent of the population depends on the informal economy for a living.

  4. KAZAKHSTAN: Dissent Stifled Amid indifference

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012

    President Nursultan Nazarbayev, re-elected last April with an improbable yet typical 93 percent, presided last weekend over parliamentary elections that maintained his iron grip on his oil-rich country’s parliament, and further stifled dissent.

  5. NIGERIA: Billions Siphoned by Corruption Could Have Been Used to Maintain Fuel Subsidy

    Wednesday, January 11, 2012

    As a nationwide strike and protests against the lifting of the fuel subsidy paralysed Nigeria for the third day in a row Wednesday, analysts say the billions of dollars a year lost to corruption in the oil industry could have been used to leave the subsidy in place.

  6. KENYA: Inflation Deflates New Year Joy

    Monday, January 02, 2012

    Kenyans entered the New Year with less pomp and colour that has characterised previous new year celebrations. Due to the harsh economic situation and the fact that it is time for most students to go back to school, many families shied away from entertainment places to save that elusive shilling for their school-going children.

  7. INDIA: Fighting for a Less Corrupt New Year

    Sunday, January 01, 2012

    After failing to muster support in parliament for the passage of a watered- down anti-corruption bill, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh must find ways to satisfy opposition parties, allies and civil society that his United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is serious about curbing graft in the New Year.

  8. ARGENTINA: Anti-Terrorism Law Upsets Harmony Between Government and Activists

    Thursday, December 22, 2011

    Human rights groups and legal experts are concerned that a law passed by the Argentine Congress in the early hours of Thursday morning to crack down on terrorism could be used to criminalise social protest.

  9. Conflict Minerals Law Hold-up Threatens Lives in DR Congo

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011

    Electronics are at the top of many holiday gift lists in the U.S. this season, but some of those products could be made using minerals from areas of the world where conflicts have led to widespread human rights abuses.

  10. U.S.: Hundreds Rally in Support of Accused WikiLeaks Source

    Saturday, December 17, 2011

    Hundreds of people gathered today outside a U.S. military base where evidence against Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of leaking classified information to the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, is being presented before a military judge for the first time since Manning's arrest.

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