Category: Corruption

Corruption trial of former Cuomo aide to begin

ALBANY, N.Y. — For decades, Joseph Percoco was among Governor Andrew Cuomo’s most loyal aides and confidants. This week, he faces trial in New York City on federal charges he used that relationship to collect more than $315,000 in bribes from two companies doing business with the state. Jury selection begins Monday in a case […]

Pope ends Latin American trip with warning about political corruption

LIMA (Reuters) – Pope Francis celebrated an open air Mass for more than 1 million people on Sunday, ending a trip to Chile and Peru marked by tough talk on political corruption but a backlash over what many see as his insufficient resolve to tackle sexual abuse in the Church. In the final hours of […]

Pope Francis Warns of Government Corruption as Latin America Visit Ends

Updated Jan. 21, 2018 6:32 p.m. ET LIMA, Peru— Pope Francis wrapped up a week-long visit to Latin America on Sunday in this Andean nation warning that a series of explosive corruption scandals that have tarnished current and former presidents is rotting political systems and hurting democracy across the region. “We have a problem of a political […]

Caste thicker than blacktop on roads

New Delhi: Indian lawmakers who win closely fought elections often pay off their local political debts by engineering the award of village road-building jobs to contractors from their caste, a US-French study has found. It has added that these roads have a higher probability of never being built. The two major findings by Jacob N. […]

The Latest: Police: 1.2M Turn Out for Pope's Last Peru Mass

The nation has also been jolted by a region-wide political corruption scandal involving the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. Several women cried as Francis left the Apostolic Nunciature and blessed their rosaries. At the airbase on Lima's southern outskirts, firefighters streamed water at the crowds … Source

Pope targets corruption in politics ahead of final Peru mass

LIMA: Pope Francis took a tough stand against political corruption on Sunday (Jan 21), hours before wrapping up his Latin American trip with a mass at an air base before a million faithful. “There are exceptions. But by and large, Latin America’s political culture is sicker than it is healthy,” the pontiff told bishops from across […]

Pope Francis condemns ‘scourge’ of corruption in Peru

Pope Francis made a forceful call to combat corruption in Peru on Friday, calling it a social “virus” a month after the Andean nation’s president pardoned a former autocratic leader who had been jailed for graft and human rights abuses. As Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski sat beside him, the pope said that tackling corruption […]