Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

AQ Top 5 Anti-Corruption Figures: Mercedes de Freitas

This article is adapted from AQ’s latest issue on Latin America’s anti-corruption movement. Click here to see the rest of our Top 5. | Leer en español “Corruption in Venezuela kills.” With that simple sentence, Mercedes de Freitas drives home the importance of her work in a country that is falling apart in a thousand different ways. As … Read more


How a Journalist Helped Spark an Anti-Corruption Wave in Panama

Lee en Español Running for office was never in Gabriel Silva’s plans. The 30-year-old lawyer, who on July 1 will begin his first term as a member of Panama’s Congress, was moved to enter politics out of desperation.  “Seeing the same corrupt politicians who have been there since I was born seeking re-election made me … Read more

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