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Venezuela: Chaves, Bolívar and Term Limits

Simon Bolívar, Venezuela’s founding father after whom Hugo Chaves named his “revolution” and renamed the country, said in 1819: “Nothing is as dangerous as allowing the same citizen to remain in power for a long time… That’s the origin of usurpation and tyranny”. Chaves’ take on that? He’s getting presidential term limits abolished. In an election…

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Global Integrity Report: 2008 — New Reporting and Metrics on Anti-Corruption in 57 Countries

The Global Integrity Report is a bottom-up assessment of what’s working, what’s failed and why in anti-corruption efforts worldwide. The Global Integrity Report: 2008, released today, includes new reporting on national anti-corruption practices in 57 countries, including first ever reports on Iraq and Somalia. This post has highlights from the 2008 reports and links to…

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Server Trouble — Victim of Success?

Our Global Integrity Report server is currently getting crushed by page requests. We’re working on increasing capacity and apologize for the problem. In the meantime, consider checking out our homepage or this blog, which are still up and running. UPDATE: We’re back up. Enjoy the report at — Jonathan Eyler-Werve

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Questions with Nathaniel Heller

You can hear Nathaniel Heller’s briefing and Q&A; here: Press Call Audio (mp3 format) The Global Integrity Report: 2008 conference call has concluded. If you missed it, we’re happy to take media calls at +1 202.449.4100 or respond to questions at

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