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Hurricane Sandy has been blamed for at least 69 deaths in the Caribbean, and concerns over cholera are growing. Then, we examine the ways foreign money can creep into US elections, and the greater challenge campaign cash poses to fair elections around the world.
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Sandy’s Caribbean aftermath
While Americans onthe East Coast survey the damage from Hurricane Sandy, people throughout theCaribbean are sorting through the debris and dealing with the storm’s less visible aftermath.
Hurricane Sandy Hits Jamaica on Path Toward Cuba, Floridaabcnews
The storm has beenblamed for at least 69 deaths in the Caribbean and in Haiti, concerns aregrowing about a potential cholera outbreak.
We discuss the storm’s impact in the region with Ben Fox, Caribbean bureau chief for Associated Press.
Overseas money in US elections
U.S. law bars foreigncitizens and companies from contributing to U.S. political campaigns, but in anera of global corporations and relaxed campaign financing laws, finding out whopays for political ads has become more difficult, and shell companies makemasking foreign influence easier.
How Secret Foreign Money Could Infiltrate US ElectionsForeign money and American elections are like fire and water, orange juice and toothpaste, Yankees fans and Red Sox fans: The two don’t m…
Wediscuss the post-Citizen’s United campaign financing landscape with Andy Kroll, staff writer for Mother Jones.
Overseas money in overseas elections
The total cost of the2012 elections is expected to reach almost 6 billion dollars.
The Money Behind the Elections | OpenSecretsThere are a million stories to be found on the OpenSecrets website about the interaction between money and politics. But what’s the botto…
In the U.S.,campaign fundraising is watched and reported, in the same light as polls andspeeches. But that’s not the case with many other countries.
Deepening Democracy: A Strategy for Improving the Integrity of Elections Worldwide | Global Commission on Elections, Democracy and Security
We survey theinfluence of money on elections around the world with Stephen Stedman, director for the Global Commission on Elections, Democracy and Security.