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Venezuelan opposition leader and National Assembly Leader Juan Guaido speaks during a press conference with international media at Centro Plaza on June 17, 2019 in Caracas, Venezuela.
Venezuelan opposition leader and National Assembly Leader Juan Guaidó speaks during a press conference with international media at Centro Plaza on June 17, 2019 in Caracas, Venezuela.Matias Delacroix/Getty Images

Guaidó Defends Chevron, Funder of U.S. Regime Change Organization

Chevron has been a loyal donor to the International Republican Institute, a nonprofit with ties to the U.S. Republican party that has worked for decades to strengthen the political opposition in Venezuela.

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As it Cultivates a Socially Responsible Image, Juul Sends Lobbyist to ALEC’s Annual Meeting

Juul says it wants to “make a meaningful, positive impact on our communities,” but by participating in ALEC it is working with a group that helps corporations violate the public interest.

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Congressional Black Caucus Institute Takes CoreCivic Cash, Boosts Policies That Help Private Prisons

As it benefits from the corporate coffers of private prison giant CoreCivic, the institute advocates privatized reentry programs from which the company profits.

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Wealthy, White, and Over 50: The Demographics of the Democratic Presidential Donors

Sludge and Data for Progress analyzed the Democratic presidential candidates' donors by income, race, gender, age, and ideology.