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corruption
Tuesday, November 26th 2013 - 10:04 UTC

“Corruption is the thief of economic and social development”, says UN

UN Office on Drug and Crime, UNODC, Executive Director Yury Fedotov

The world's largest biennial gathering of delegates in the global fight against corruption opened in Panama on Monday with the United Nations top crime fighter warning that the scourge not only hobbles sustainable development but generates other crimes.

Friday, August 2nd 2013 - 02:56 UTC

Overall feeling that corruption in the Americas in the rise, says watchdog group

In the US, 76% feel political parties are corrupt and 61% feel the same about Congress

From the US capital Washington D.C. to Caracas, people throughout the Americas feel that corruption in sectors of society is on the rise, according to a survey from the watchdog group, Transparency International.

Wednesday, May 1st 2013 - 02:13 UTC

South American FIFA officials took “bribes”; European Blatter ‘was clumsy’

Eckert, head of the ethics committee's adjudicatory chamber cleared Blatter, who at the time was FIFA secretary-general

Joao Havelange has quit as FIFA honorary president while Sepp Blatter has been cleared of misconduct in the ISL bribery case, a report by FIFA ethics committee said. The report described the behaviour of Havelange as “morally and ethically reproachable” in his dealings with ISL, FIFA former marketing partner which went bankrupt in 2001.

Monday, April 29th 2013 - 04:36 UTC

Lanata claims 80% of media in under Argentina government control for propaganda purposes

The Argentine communicator with his exposures has sent shockwaves to the political system

Argentine journalist Jorge Lanata who has won Spain’s Television Iris Award, claims that ‘80% of Argentine media is in the hands of government (President Cristina Fernandez)” which are used as “instruments of propaganda”.

Tuesday, February 26th 2013 - 09:27 UTC

Tolerance of bribery and violation of the law in the Americas

Bribe justification is a strategic response to citizens’ expectations of corrupt behaviour on the part of state actors, says the report

Where disregarding the law is normal rather than an aberration, citizens are more likely to see paying a bribe as in their best interest and where obeying the law is the norm and disobeying it constitutes deviant behaviour, citizens are more likely to reject bribery, is one of the foundations for understanding the phenomenon, according to the Americas Barometer Insights in one of its latest papers titled, “tolerance of bribery and violation of the law”.

Thursday, January 10th 2013 - 04:03 UTC

Brazilian hacker publishes sensitive personal data on politicians convicted for corruption

Jose Dirceu was the cabinet chief of President Lula da Silva in his first mandate

A hacker in Brazil has published sensitive personal data of politicians convicted during a major corruption trial known as the “Mensalao”. Jose Genoino, Jose Dirceu and Delubio Soares have had address, phone numbers, emails and other details exposed.

Thursday, December 27th 2012 - 19:57 UTC

First Kirchnerite minister to be sentenced to four years in prison

Felisa Miceli who was Finance minister from 2005 to 2007 anticipated she would appeal.

Argentine former Economy Minister Felisa Miceli was sentenced to 4 years in prison after being found guilty of hiding and destroying evidence after a bag full of cash was found in her office in 2007; an incident which ended with her resigning from office.

Thursday, December 20th 2012 - 05:38 UTC

Brazil to investigate corruption allegations involving Lula da Silva

The former president called the accusations “a lie”

Brazil’s Attorney General said the country’s judiciary will investigate allegations that former President Lula da Silva took part in the cash-for-votes scheme that toppled several of his closest aides.

Wednesday, December 12th 2012 - 07:55 UTC

Rousseff defends Lula da Silva from growing claims of personal corruption

The Brazilian president and his peer Hollande had to take time to talk about the allegations during a press conference

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff currently on an official visit to France described as ‘regrettable’ the accusations against her predecessor Lula da Silva published in the Sao Paulo media and underlined her respect and admiration for the leader.

Monday, November 26th 2012 - 06:46 UTC

Dilma Rousseff sacks top officials involved in influence-peddling ring

The The president is showing no contemplations with long established corruption in the Brazilian political system

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff moved quickly and with no consideration for political allies ordered the dismissal on Saturday of all government officials allegedly involved in a bribery ring, including the country's deputy attorney general.

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