Regardless of the form of government in a country, citizens understandably expect their political leaders to look out for their best interests. Governments generally establish and maintain social order, provide a national defense system, establish structure to promote a healthy economy and provide essential public services. These...
With so many formal governmental organizations and international groups that have been formed, it’s easy to become confused about the various organizations and their roles. For example, many are unaware of the G20 and its primary role. If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading. Below is...
Authorities in the Dominican Republic have completed a stunning series of raids as part of what the Attorney General of the nation called the largest in the history of the country. Of the 21 people implicated in the drugs bust, two names jumped off the page for...
Money laundering is a serious criminal process that is used to fund and shield some of the most violent and destabilizing enterprises around the world. Regulators, managers and whistleblowers alike must understand how to spot money laundering as well as the heavy risks that...
According to the American Gem Society, anthropologists found evidence of engagement rings dating back to the ancient Roman Empire. However, diamond engagements rings as people know them today date back to 1477 when Austria's Archduke Maximillian had one designed for his soon-to-be wife. This started a trend that...
Cocaine users in Spain and other parts of Europe play a major role financing the activities of the Marxist-Leninist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC). This group commits terroristic acts in Columbia in an attempt to destabilize the government. The FARC is able to pay for...
Last year there was an outcry over the corruption in governments around the world. It resulted in many leaders deciding to leave office. As the reality of the different situations became clear, it has shown the abuse of governmental power, bribery as well as secret dealings are...
Some people believe financial privacy is a human right. It is an argument with the number of people wanting to discuss it increasing. Many individuals will agree a human right is based on a fundamental belief in the value of freedom. If this is true or not...
One of the biggest issues plaguing the modern state of Greece has been corruption. This corruption has taken many forms, the most prevalent being tax evasion and money laundering. As a result, the Greek economy has suffered tremendous setbacks. While efforts are being made to stem this...
Ethiopia has long been one of the poorest countries on Earth. The African nation possesses a per-capita GDP of only $365. However, this figure alone does not tell the whole tale. In addition to its existing economic woes, Ethiopia has lost an additional $11.7 billion due to...