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Blow to Rajoy: 29 members of the ruling party convicted for corruption

Friday, May 25th 2018 - 08:23 UTC
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A Spanish court has issued hefty prison sentences for politicians and business people involved in a kickbacks-for-contracts scheme that helped fund Spain’s governing party. The National Court’s decision is a major blow for Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s Partido Popular, fined 245,000 Euros because it benefited from the illegal scheme that was in place between 1999 and 2005. Read full article

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  • DemonTree

    Wow. Evidently the apples didn't fall too far from this tree...

    May 25th, 2018 - 09:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Actually...the apples fell a long way from that tree...

    May 25th, 2018 - 10:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    At last, Brazil isn't lagging too far behind in the race! In fact, Brazil may actually be The Leader of the Rotten Apples!

    May 26th, 2018 - 01:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    @Voice
    How do you mean?

    @ :o))
    I'm sure Brazil is well ahead of anywhere in Europe on this measure, I wonder how it compares to other countries in South America?

    May 26th, 2018 - 06:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    I meant Latin America...the Spanish legacy...

    May 26th, 2018 - 07:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Do you think Latin America is NOT much like Spain, then? I was referring to the corruption, the subject of this article, but I think there are other similarities.

    Aus and NZ, and to a lesser extent Canada and America, are culturally similar to the UK in many ways. Are Spain's ex-colonies more like that or more like Jamaica and Guyana that don't have so much in common with us?

    Although, I have heard Argentina is more like Italy than Spain, and Italy has it's own corruption problems.

    May 26th, 2018 - 08:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    The Corruption-Index:
    https://www.transparency.org/news/feature/corruption_perceptions_index_2017

    NOT Up-To-Date but gives an idea of the General Nature of Widespread Corruption. Only the levels [degrees] of corruption differ from country to country.

    May 27th, 2018 - 11:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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