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Shelving the shells

From one corruption fighting organisation to another, hats off to Global Witness. Founder Charmian Gooch and her colleagues have been recognised for their stellar efforts to highlight the damage done by corrupt practices in the extractives sector. In her award winning TED talk, Gooch highlighted the role of ‘the facilitators’ – global banks and global […]

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Cross-continental promotion of corporate transparency

In July 2012 Transparency International published its report analysing the transparency of reporting on a range of anticorruption measures among the 105 largest publicly listed multinational companies. Assessing transparency in corporate reporting has been used by Transparency International for several years now and research for the next report scheduled for 2014 will start soon. The growth […]

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Los argentinos piden cambios con sus cacerolas

Este año millones de personas en Argentina marcharon en las calles con cacerolas en mano  para mostrar su descontento con el gobierno. Pablo Secchi, Director Ejecutivo de Poder Ciudadano, capítulo nacional de Transparency International en Argentina, explica porqué la población está frustrada y en qué medida la corrupción tiene algo que ver. Read this blog […]

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Argentinians bang their pots for change

Thousands of people in Argentina have taken to the streets this year to protest, showing their discontent with the government by banging on kitchen pots and pans. Pablo Secchi, Executive Director of Poder Ciudadano, the Transparency International Chapter in Argentina, explains why they are frustrated and what corruption has to do with it. Lea este […]

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Public service advertising – has political corruption found a new home?

The days of passing money under the table and in dark corridors may be over for corrupt politicians as they get smarter and savvier about bilking the system. The use of low interest loans to politicians (think Germany) and public companies to make campaign contributions (think Serbia) are just two new ways that political corruption […]

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Personal experiences of police corruption

In Latin America police corruption is endemic. According to figures released in the TI Global Corruption Barometer 2010, two out of every ten Latin-Americans interviewed had paid a bribe in the previous 12 months. So it comes as little surprise that two colleagues who work in the Transparency International Secretariat have confronted situations of this […]

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Corrupción policial: realismo mágico en América Latina?

En América Latina la corrupción policial es endémica. Según los datos arrojados por el Barómetro Global de Corrupción 2010 de TI, dos de cada diez latinoamericanos encuestados pegaron un soborno en un periodo de 12 meses. En ese sentido, no es de llamar la atención que dos colegas que trabajan en Transparency International se han […]

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XL Asamblea de la OEA: No a la restricción

Esta entrada ha sido preparada por Delia Ferreira Rubio, miembro de la Junta Directiva internacional de Transparency International y presidenta del capítulo Argentino Poder Ciudadano. Para más información vea la sección especial en el sitio web de Transparency International (and in English). La sociedad civil le ganó la partida al gobierno de Venezuela. En la […]

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Summit of the Americas: a chance for dialogue?

The Fifth Summit of the Americas just started in Trinidad and Tobago with 34 leaders of the region attending. While most people’s attention is on US President Obama meeting the leaders of the region, there is actually the need to forward the agenda and make the conference theme Securing Our Citizens’ Future by Promoting Human […]

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