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Re: OCCRP 2016 Person of the Year

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It sounds interesting.
Anu
Yaounde,Cameroon

On 30/12/2016, Alek Boyd <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> As if rampant corruption were underpinned by ideology…
>
>> On 30 Dec 2016, at 18:42, Drew Sullivan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>> Hmm. Interesting observation.  But honestly, I think we are in a
>> "post-left/right" world.  I would argue these Putin and most of the new
>> autocrats are well beyond the quaint ideologies that may have grown them.
>> Putin and Maduro are more comfortable with a sleazy Wall Street Banker, a
>> death squad leader or a drug dealer than with a labor leader.
>>
>> Drew Sullivan - Editor
>> Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
>> Sarajevo/Bucharest/Tbilisi/Washington
>> https://www.occrp.org <https://www.occrp.org/>
>> twitter: @drewOCCRP
>> +387 61 139 403 (mob)
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 1:33 PM, Lucy Komisar <[log in to unmask]
>> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>> all on the past (soviet) left.
>>
>> anybody on the right?
>>
>> On 12/30/2016 10:44 AM, Drew Sullivan wrote:
>>> https://www.occrp.org/personoftheyear/2016/
>>> <https://www.occrp.org/personoftheyear/2016/>
>>>
>>> 2015 Milo Djukanovic, President of Montenegro
>>> 2014 Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation
>>> 2013 The Romanian Parliament
>>> 2012 Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan
>>>
>>> Drew Sullivan - Editor
>>> Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
>>> Sarajevo/Bucharest/Tbilisi/Washington
>>> https://www.occrp.org <https://www.occrp.org/>
>>> twitter: @drewOCCRP
>>> +387 61 139 403 <tel:+387%2061%20139%20403> (mob)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 10:32 AM, Raf Custers <[log in to unmask]
>>> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>>> Hi there,
>>> who were the predecessors ?
>>> RC
>>>
>>> Op 30/12/16 om 16:15 schreef Drew Sullivan:
>>>> OCCRP has named Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro its fifth annual
>>>> Person of the Year for his work in promoting organized crime and
>>>> corruption.  The award was selected by some of the best crime and
>>>> corruption experts in the world from worldwide nominations.  Here is the
>>>> announcement - please pass this on to any of your staff working on year
>>>> end stories.  Pickings are usually light.
>>>>
>>>> Drew Sullivan - Editor
>>>> Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>>
>>>> Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has been named 2016’s Person of the
>>>> Year by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).
>>>> The award recognizes the individual who has done the most in the world
>>>> to advance organized criminal activity and corruption.
>>>>
>>>> A panel of eight journalists, scholars and activists expert in fighting
>>>> corruption chose Maduro for the global award on the strength of his
>>>> corrupt and oppressive reign, so rife with mismanagement that citizens
>>>> of his oil-rich nation are literally starving and begging for
>>>>                                                medicines.
>>>>
>>>> As murder and crime in Venezuela has skyrocketed and political
>>>> oppression has intensified, the president and his inner circle,
>>>> including wife Cilia Flores, have extracted millions from state coffers
>>>> to cover the patronage that keeps him in power.
>>>>
>>>> The Financial Times dubbed him Venezuela’s “Lord of Misrule” in
>>>> dissecting his performance. Reporters Without Borders named him a “Press
>>>> Freedom Predator” for his ingenuity in silencing critical media. He has
>>>> had friends buy up key outlets, orchestrated newsprint shortages, and
>>>> criminalized articles that “call into question legitimately constituted
>>>> authority.”
>>>>
>>>> “It’s been a big year for Maduro,” said Drew Sullivan, editor of OCCRP
>>>> and one of the judges. “I think this year has been the tipping point and
>>>> his negligence, incompetence and corruption are the cause. When a
>>>> country’s leader can watch his people starve and still oversee a
>>>> government stealing $70 billion a year all while his family deals drugs,
>>>> it’s a special kind of evil. He deserves this prize.”
>>>>
>>>> Maduro, a former bus driver and trade union leader who served as foreign
>>>> minister under President Hugo Chavez, rose to the presidency when Chavez
>>>> died in 2013. The increasingly isolated president claims to speak to his
>>>> predecessor’s spirit through a “little bird.” He has ruled mostly by
>>>> fiat, waving off legislative action and quashing the mounting citizen
>>>> protests.
>>>>
>>>> In November, a jury in New York convicted two of Flores’ nephews in a
>>>> multimillion-dollar drug scam designed to raise funds to keep the family
>>>> in power. The nephews plotted to use
>>>>                       the presidential hangar at a Venezuelan airport to
>>>> ship 800 kilograms of cocaine to the US through Honduras.
>>>>
>>>> See the Finalists and Runners-Up for 2016 Person of the Year in
>>>> Organized Crime and Corruption Here
>>>> <http://reportingproject.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8a7b7dd3a0e2c0adfe8fae715&id=7a751cc85b&e=bd18242026>.
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>>   |  OCCRP on Android
>>>> <http://reportingproject.us2.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=8a7b7dd3a0e2c0adfe8fae715&id=f383a465bf&e=bd18242026>
>>>>
>>>> The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is a joint
>>>> program of a number of regional investigative centers and independent
>>>> media from Eastern Europe to Central Asia and beyond. We constantly
>>>> strive to help the people of the regions we work in to better understand
>>>> how organized crime and corruption affect their lives.
>>>>
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>>>> rights reserved.
>>>>
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