Nicolás Maduro surrounded by military personnel (© Marcelo Garcia/Miraflores Presidential Press Office/AP Images)

Maduro’s constitutional crimes

Nicolás Maduro ignored the rule of law and violated the Venezuelan Constitution in fraudulent attempts to hold onto power.
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40 years of broken promises in Iran [video]

In 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini promised to improve the lives of Iranian citizens. Instead, Iran’s corrupt regime has delivered 40 years of failure.
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Venezuelans rise up for their future [video]

On February 2, Venezuelans took to the streets in support of constitutionally appointed interim President Juan Guaidó.
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The BUILD Act makes room for fair deals

In 2019, a new government agency will open an untapped pipeline for investment from the U.S. private sector to low- and middle-income countries.
A flyer lying on the ground (© Dirk Waem/AFP/Getty Images)

Families of hostages in Iran plead for their release

The families of six hostages held and tortured in Iranian prisons write an open letter to world leaders asking for their help.
Illustration of people sneaking money out of large globe (State Dept./D. Thompson)

December 9 is International Anti-Corruption Day

"At its core, corruption is the transfer of wealth from the powerless to the powerful," U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley has said. Learn how much.
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Ultrarich of Tehran prompt backlash among Iranians

While income inequality continues to widen in Iran, the children of the wealthy ruling elites flaunt their lavish lifestyles on social media.
Infographic comparing U.S. and Chinese business environments (State Dept./S. Wilkinson)

The effect of corruption on business

Strong laws and trustworthy institutions protect investors and businesses from corruption. That's why the different approaches of the U.S. and China matter.
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What is causing Iran’s water crisis? [video]

Iranians are running out of water in cities, towns and farms all across the country due to badly managed water resource policies and government corruption.