Government Corruption

75 Percent of Americans Think U.S. Government Is ‘Corrupt’

This isn’t just the cynicism of technophile citizens in the developed world. The number of Americans who view the government as corrupt is almost twice the number of Germans who believe their government is dirty. Residents of most developed European countries, in fact, have much more favorable views about corruption in their governments.

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Mexican Energy Boomtown Residents Flee, Blame Government for Violence

When the Mexican government announced the deregulation of its energy sector, many in the industry anticipated a rush to exploit Mexico’s rich hydrocarbon and gas deposits. People living in the Mexican energy boomtown in the Juárez Valley southeast of Ciudad Juárez and El Paso, Texas, allege that land speculators preparing for the start of oil and gas production have spurred a land grab that has forced what some claim is an exodus of local residents.


Dallas County Commissioner Gets Taxpayer Funded Defense Attorney in Corruption Trial

A federal judge has granted a request from Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price (D-District 3) for taxpayer dollars to fund the legal defense attorney in his corruption trial.

CBS DFW reported that on Friday morning, March 6, US Magistrate Renee Toliver granted the request to Price who was arrested and indicted last summer as part of a corruption investigation. He has since pleaded not guilty and has maintained his innocence.

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