corruption

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‘No due process’ for critics of Cuban government

Each month, hundreds of Cuban activists are detained unjustly. Meet a few of the people suffering as political prisoners in Cuba.
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The injustice of life in Iran [video]

See how the Iranian regime routinely and brutally suppresses dissent among its citizens through arbitrary arrest, imprisonment and execution.
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Hostages as bargaining chips: An Iranian tradition

Iran holds around a dozen dual and foreign citizens in prison on fake "national security" and "espionage" charges. It's been that way since 1979.
Drawing of boxes with computer circuitry inside (State Dept./D. Thompson)

What is blockchain and why should workers care?

Learn how this innovative technology could help companies around the world keep track of their supply chains and find out how their suppliers' workers are treated.
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Iran arrests scientists trying to solve water crisis

Water shortages caused by drought in Iran are further compounded by failed government policies and corruption. As the crisis worsens, Iran's security forces are arresting scientists trying to help.
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Secretary Pompeo affirms U.S. support for Iranian people

In a speech to an audience of Iranian Americans in California, Secretary of State Pompeo says the American people stand with the people of Iran, who want jobs, reform and opportunity.
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U.S. condemns ongoing violence in Nicaragua

Under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act of 2016, the United States has sanctioned three Nicaraguans accused of corruption or human rights abuses against peaceful protesters.
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Some protesters get creative

See how Iranians and other activists in the world challenge their governments' illegal actions using civil, nonviolent methods.
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In the U.S., people power dismantled political machines

A century ago, corrupt political machines that made their leaders rich thrived in U.S. cities. But people came together to reform the system.