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Venezuela: corruption is ruining the country

Recently Nicolás Maduro, President of Venezuela, announced he would request decree powers to “vaccinate Venezuela’s democracy and public sector” against corruption. The government’s initiative to address this issue is crucial, but increasing the executive’s power will not eradicate corruption. If the presidency aims to succeed in the fight against corruption, it should foster transparency at […]

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Venezuela’s flagship housing programme raises transparency questions

Lea este blog en español Even as Venezuelans wonder what the future holds for their country after the elections that led to the victory of Nicolas Maduro, there are many other pressing issues to be solved. On 18 January, Transparency Venezuela launched a report, “Analysis of corruption and integrity risks in Gran Misión Vivienda Venezuela“. […]

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El principal programa de vivienda en Venezuela plantea cuestiones de transparencia

Read this post in English Incluso mientras los venezolanos se preguntan qué futuro le espera a su país tras las elecciones que dieron como vencedor a Nicolás Maduro, quedan muchos otros temas urgentes por resolver. El 18 de enero Transparencia Venezuela publicó Análisis de riesgos de corrupción e integridad en gran Misión Vivienda Venezuela. Basado […]

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Curaçao: small island, big challenges?

Imagine an island around 250 kilometres north of Venezuela, where you can find idyllic beaches, pastel coloured colonial Dutch architechture, iguana soup and copius amounts of a lurid blue coloured liqueur. This is Curaçao, one of the newest countries in the Americas and home to a population of just 150,000 people. Put in context, that’s […]

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Venezuela: The State as Election Campaign Headquarters

Lea este post en español aquí. When is a presidential election free and fair? During the 2012 presidential campaign in Venezuela, the Alerta Electoral bulletin recorded numerous instances of public resources being used to support the president’s successful election campaign. For example, in July 2012 Alerta Electoral – which is produced by a coalition of […]

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Venezuela: El Estado como Oficina de Campaña

Read this blog post in English here. ¿Cuándo puede decirse que una elección presidencial es libre y justa? Durante la campaña presidencial en Venezuela del año pasado, el boletín Alerta Electoral registró numerosas instancias del uso de recursos públicos para apoyar la exitosa campaña del entonces presidente. Por ejemplo, en Julio de 2012 el boletín […]

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América: Crecimiento económico, estancamiento democrático ¿Tiene la corrupción algo que ver con esto?

Read this post in English here Para América, 2012 fue un año positivo en muchos aspectos. Importantes indicadores económicos y sociales muestran que ha habido mejoras y existe una sensación de optimismo en general en gran parte de la región, especialmente en América Latina. Mientras que la reciente campaña presidencial de Estados Unidos se centró […]

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The Americas: Economies grow, democracies shrink. What does corruption have to do with it?

Lea el texto en Español aquí For the Americas, 2012 was largely a positive year in many ways. As important economic and social indicators show an improvement, there is a sense of optimism throughout the region, especially in Latin America. While the United States’ presidential campaign, which polarised ideas and citizens earlier this year, focused […]

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Who is speaking on Venezuelan TV – the president or the candidate?

The following blog post was written by Alejandro Salas, Transparency International’s Regional Director for the Americas, and Natalie Baharav, Communications Officer at Transparency International. Lea este artículo en español aquí. Presidential elections are coming up in Venezuela and it is essential for its citizenry to know when President Hugo Chavez speaks as the president, and when he […]

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Quien habla en la television venezolana: El presidente o el candidato?

Escrito por Alejandro Salas, Director Regional para las Américas y Natalie Baharav, Coordinadora de Comunicaciones de Transparency International Read this blog post in English. Próximamente se celebrarán elecciones en Venezuela. Es fundamental para los ciudadanos poder distinguir cuando el Presidente Hugo Chávez habla como presidente y cuando lo hace como candidato presidencial. En la actual […]

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