Good Governance

Illustration of people sneaking money out of large globe (State Dept./D. Thompson)

December 9 is International Anti-Corruption Day

Corruption props up dictators, weakens democracies, and drains needed revenue from the global economy. Find out just how much.
Man on elevated stand gesturing to huge crowd in the streets (© Matias Delacroix/AP Images)

Venezuelans demand democracy

Nurses, teachers and students are taking to the streets of Venezuela to fight for their democratic rights and reject the illegitimate Maduro regime.
James Baker and Michael R. Pompeo talking (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Pompeo: ‘Longing for freedom is … common to all of humanity’

People should never underestimate the power of people fighting for their freedom, Secretary Pompeo said in his speech "in tribute to human freedom."
Juan Guaidó in crowd of people (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

More than 50 countries support Venezuela’s Juan Guaidó

The governments of countries around the world are formally recognizing Juan Guaidó as the interim president of Venezuela.
Illustration of terrorist draining large bag of money, leaving none for others (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

As Iranians suffer, the regime funds terror

Iran's regime spends billions of dollars supporting terrorism abroad while the Iranian people face a weakening economy and struggle to buy groceries.
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U.S. wins record $7.5 billion award in WTO Airbus subsidies case

The World Trade Organization has granted its largest award ever to the U.S. after finding E.U. subsidies of Airbus harmed U.S. manufacturers and workers.
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States’ power is key to U.S. system

Each year numerous U.S. states pass laws on a variety of topics, part of the U.S. system of government that balances state and federal oversight.
Close-up of a statue of a man in an elaborate uniform (© Amr Nabil/AP Images)

Honoring Simón Bolívar, liberator of South America

El Libertador dedicated his life to ending Spanish rule over the New World colonies that became Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Panama.
Chart showing Venezuela's GDP from 2011 to 2017 (Source: IMF)

Setting the record straight: When Venezuela’s economy began to implode [infographic]

The Maduro regime's corruption and mismanagement have hurt the Venezuelan people far more than any international sanctions.