The Gupta Family: Corruption in South Africa

Posted on December 31, 2019

Context Who is the family surrounding this corruption scandal? The Gupta brothers are a family of businessmen from India who moved to South Africa at the end of apartheid. They are mainly interested in mining, air travel, energy, technology and media (BBC, 2019). Facts: Who gave what to whom and why? The Gupta, one of […]

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Foreign Bribery in Ericsson

Posted on December 25, 2019

Facts: Who gave what to whom and why? The Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson admitted conspiring with others to violate the provisions of the FCPA from 2000 to 2016 by participating in a scheme to pay bribes in five countries including China and Vietnam, falsify books and records and failing to implement internal controls. According to […]

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Corruption in Equatorial Guinea

Posted on December 23, 2019

Context Equatorial Guinea is a country located in West Africa, which struck oil on 1995 and has since then become one of the richest countries in the continent. Nonetheless, a large proportion of its population lives in poverty and the average life expectancy for women and men is 59 and 56, respectively (BBC, 2018). Current […]

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Corrupt Tourism in the Maldives

Posted on November 5, 2019

Context Maldives is made up by almost 1,200 islands in the Indian Ocean and one of the most important industries is tourism as it has 87 resorts in 9 atolls with a total of about 16,000 beds (Maldives, 2019). Due to the importance of this industry, the government issued regulations to deter social impacts such […]

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Panama Papers

Posted on November 4, 2019

Context One of the biggest leaks of data is known as Panama Paper and involved the world’s fourth biggest offshore law, Mossack Fonseca. Data was obtained from an anonymous source given to German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. The size of the data leaks is enormous as 11.5 million documents and 2.6 terabytes were obtained from Mossack […]

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