Our latest issue, "Corruption Wars," is now available online!
Summer is almost here, and we're excited to announce the release of our latest issue, "Corruption Wars," which explores the evolving impact of corruption across the region; from the Odebrecht scandal in countires like Brazil and Peru, to the work of institutions such as the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala.
There is no better time to approach the question of anti-corruption, its achievements and limitations, as well as its propensity for political manipulation. Oftentimes, corruption discourses are framed in ways that suggest corruption is only a problem affecting countries of the Global South—one that does not affect the hallowed halls of "good governance" in countries of Western Europe or the United States. Yet the articles herein challenge this notion, and explore the multiple definitions, histories, and uses of corruption across the region. These analyses view corruption as more than the illicit exhange of favors between individuals, but as a structural phenomenon with far-reaching international consequences.
What's more, several articles will be available open access online through September! In the meantime, you can check out the editor's intro by NACLA Managing Editor Laura Weiss and guest editor Jonathan DeVore.
*Cover art by Spanish artist Flug Valencia is adapted from street art found in Valencia, Spain.
Thank you for reading!