The Almudaina Palace (left) is one of two royal palaces on Spain's Mallorca island. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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Spain's Playground For The Wealthy Becomes Corruption Scandal Epicenter

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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (center) and Maria Alyokhina (left) leave a police station near Sochi on Feb. 18, 2014. They'd been arrested earlier in the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics and walked free after being questioned about an alleged theft from a hotel. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Did Corruption In Nigeria Hamper Its Fight Against Boko Haram?

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Every member of the board for the Museum of Political Corruption received this "kickback" button in their information folders at a recent meeting. Jessica Bloustein Marshall for NPR hide caption

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New Yorkers May Soon Be Able To Buy Kickbacks ... As Souvenirs

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George Filenko, commander of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force (left) and Chris Covelli with the Lake County Sheriff's Department talk during a news conference at the police station on Sept. 2 in Fox Lake, Ill. Michael Schmidt/AP hide caption

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Angelica Rivera, the wife of Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, has been embroiled in controversy over the purchase of a luxury home. Thomas Samson/AP hide caption

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Allegations Of Corruption Dog Mexico's First Lady Angélica Rivera

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A man in Nairobi, Kenya, stands in front of a mural of President Obama, created by the Kenyan graffiti artist Bankslave, ahead of Obama's trip to Kenya and Ethiopia. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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This screen grab of video from a security camera, dated July 11 and released by Mexico's National Security Commission, shows the man Mexican authorities say is Guzman inside his cell at the Altiplano maximum security prison, looking at the shower floor shortly before escaping through a tunnel below. AP hide caption

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A Visit To El Chapo's Prison Cell (Now That He's Gone)

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Probe Finds $70 Million Money-Laundering Bust Might Have Been Dirty Itself

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Mary Helen Flores (center) is the founder of Citizens Against Voter Abuse. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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In Rio Grande Valley, Some Campaign Workers Are Paid To Harvest Votes

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With Corruption Rampant, Good Cops Go Bad In Texas' Rio Grande Valley

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Corruption On The Border: Dismantling Misconduct In The Rio Grande Valley

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Zhou Qiang, president of the Supreme People's Court of China, speaks to the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 12. Chinese authorities are waging a major campaign against corruption, and that includes a list of 100 suspects believed to be overseas. Many are former officials who are thought to have fled to the U.S. or Canada. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images hide caption

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When Corrupt Chinese Officials Flee, The U.S. Is A Top Destination

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