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User currently offlineRG828 From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1562 times:
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Hi guys,
My country has been plagued lately by a severe corruption scandal that practically involves everybody in the government - at least the great majority - including the president (I hate him.)

Its truly sad to see that despite the obviousness of the guilty parties, it seems nothing will come out of it and we will continue to keep the 'status quo,' maintain things the way they were, because the scandal is 'too big.'

The theory is that to keep our fragiled economy in control, we have to keep things quiet and not upset the markets.
Pathetic. Our population is blinded by the fact that an uneducated, unqualified and semi-illiterate former union leader (who became one after a machine tore his thumb off, thus never really worked shit) reached power through an all-for-nothing campaign using all forms of false advertising and promises.

I'm truly saddened by this because we will continue to remain a pathetic Banana Republic, in spite of our enormous potential, no matter what. Nothing will ever change, the rich will get richer, and the poor will become poorer, we will continue to see the same corrupt officials forever.

I dont think this country deserves this, but its reality and I dont believe I will see any change in my lifetime. Everything here is wrong and it feels hopeless.

Anyway, my question is, how does your respective country deal with corruption?
How does the population behave? How do you react? How do you fight it?

I've never been the political type, but the lies being told to the public is worrying and insulting me.

Any opinions would be welcome


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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5762 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1548 times:

We have had problems with corruption in the past and it is only now that laws are being enacted to combat it. It peaked around the 80s (so we are led to believe) and a former prime minister and leader of the largest party turned out to be the most corrupt politician of them all.

In the early 1990s, through an out-of-the blue incident concerning one of the country's top retailers, a prostitute and some cocaine in Florida, a remarkable story unravelled, detailing millions of pounds winding their way into the prime minister's back pocket via his political cronies.

A tribunal was set up to investigate what exactly happened, and one tribunal led to another, and another and another, all of which are still going on. This had the effect (apart from lining barristers' and lawyers' pockets with millions) of lifting the lid on a whole can of worms which the ordinary public were blissfully unaware of.

Two former politicians (not the PM - he managed to escape through ill health and a faux pas by a rival politician) ended up serving mild prison sentences, but their reputation was in tatters, as was that of several others implicated in the various scandals.

The effect of all that now is that EVERY politician now knows that the days of back-handers and brown paper envelopes are a thing of the past, and any dodgy dealings, from illegal offshore accounts to the slightest back-hander will more-than-likely come back to haunt them.

Things have improved, but I doubt if corruption has been elimnated. People are inventive when it comes to scams, and I have no doubt that other scandals will emerge in the future, though I doubt if they will be anything like the ones exposed in the last ten years.

[Edited 2005-08-18 01:25:14]

User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1532 times:

Braybuddy, while I was over there the Irish headlines were screaming about corruption within the Gardai. Have they sorted that mess out?


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User currently offlineLooneyToon From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

Corruption? That word is not known here in Paraguay  Wink

Unfortunately, Paraguay ranks number 3 in world corruption. I have no idea how this is counted, but I saw it on a chart once. It's funny how money just happens to dissappear?



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User currently offlineRG828 From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1513 times:
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Braybuddy,

Thanks for you response.

It is amazing how similar 'your' scandal is with the one happening in Brazil right now. Seems the only difference is the absence of drug trafficking! However there is prostitution and money-laundering involved.

Here, what galvanized it all was hidden-video footage of a postal office official pocketing money in the name of a congressman. The congressman in turn gave detailed accounts of corruption in congress involving the president's political party that in effect showed that they were distributing luggages of money to the smaller parties in return for congressional support concerning every government intiative. Its ballooned into something so disgusting, so dirty and so repulsive that in effect has every politician involved. There are congressional tribunals investigating everything, but they basically are investigating themselves so one can see how it can - and may - end up. Nowhere. Everybody has something to hide. Impeachment proceedings are being considered but without the support of the population it may just backfire.
The vast majority of the population is very ignorant, very dumb. They voted for this president because of his past (poor origins, etc.) and refuse to believe that he is in fact just like every politician before him - corrupt. And after promising everything to everybody during his campaign, it so happens that he has condoned worst behaviour than past governments. Really shameful.

What dissapoints me is that even though I always hated his party and himself, I really thought corruption of this scale was a thing of the past, and here we are walking backwards. Lying in public is becoming condonable, we are being treated as stupid spectators, everything is being done to hush everything.
No one will admit change in the political system, honest politicians have no balls to mobilize change, and yet the president plays the innocent victim pretending he has no involvement, and continues to promote Brazil as a respectable country worthy of foreign investment. In effect he believes we have become part of the 1st world just because he reached power, blissfully unaware of this country's social plight.

Incredibly enough, he believes reelection is possible. And i believe its possible because as a whole the Brazilian population is so ignorant and so dumb as to believe his poor humble origins prevent him from being corrupt. It really breaks my heart that a rich country like ours seems to be getting poorer and poorer with jerks like that in power.



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User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1508 times:

Don't forget to mention to our international audience that voting is mandatory between the ages of 18-(is it 60 or 70?) Voting is optional at 16 and 17 and after you're old and stuff. In the poorest states in the Northeast there are always scores of uneducated farmers (who are uneducated because they were forced to quit school before even finishing middle school to help out their family make ends meet) willing to vote for this "nice" candidate for a pair of shoes, a month's worth of groceries, etc.
It's sad to see that the leftist government who fought so vehemently to get elected turned out to be corrupt themselves. It serves right to the ones who thought that just because of this shift of power to a leftist movement, things would be all better. So what to do now that the lefties are also corrupt and shiftless?


User currently onlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3045 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1502 times:

You should come to Chicago, that word is the favorite of the news media at the moment.

User currently offlineRG828 From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1493 times:
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Quoting Senorcarnival (Reply 5):
It's sad to see that the leftist government who fought so vehemently to get elected turned out to be corrupt themselves.

I am proud to say that they never fooled me, ever since that bearded frog of a president was a candidate I always smelled something foul in that party of his. I felt his reign would be tumultuous, I hope he falls in disgrace. Soon.

Quoting Mexicana757 (Reply 6):
You should come to Chicago, that word is the
favorite of the news media at the moment.

That may be, but there if you're guilty you get time. Here if you're guilty you get a slap on the wrist.



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User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

Corruption in the USA? Naaaawwwww....no way, couldn't be. We're the beacon of freedom here.  Yeah sure

1. City of Chicago...see Mayor Richard M. Daley..he can fill you in..

2. State of Washington...election for Governor, November 2004. Dino Rossi got fucked over by the corrupt Democratic (cough, gag, choke) party in the state.


User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

Quoting StevenUhl777 (Reply 8):
. City of Chicago...see Mayor Richard M. Daley..he can fill you in..

Try the whole freakin' state of Illinois...from George Ryan now lookin' at time in the cooler, to Rowdy Rod "Daley Puppet" Blagojavich's daddy in law shooting his mouth off during a public tiff and attracting unwanted attention from the feds to Roddy.

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User currently offlineMrChips From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

Canada is no better than any other nation in terms of corruption.

I mean, look at the Liberals - it seems like there is some sort of sordid corruption scandal cropping up every week.

And as for you "high and mighty" Conservatives, get off your horses. If the Conservatives get elected, nothing will change...there is simply too much bureaucratic inertia in Ottawa for anyone to overcome.



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User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1466 times:

Quoting RG828 (Thread starter):
Anyway, my question is, how does your respective country deal with corruption?
How does the population behave? How do you react? How do you fight it?

It's bad here and exists on every level and has ruined and does ruin a lot. Compared to other countries, you don't have to "bribe to survive"  Wink - when I went to Kenya and Cameroon, I was shocked about how corruption can be. And horror stories of Nigeria and Bangladesh make me think again that India is "comparatively decent"

The good thing is that this country has a law that works. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of these laws (not their fault) and are not in a position to have the capacity to go against. The media (investigative journalism) is doing its campaigns against. But unfortunately, there is just too much of it! But there have been many success stories, too. And there are some pioneers (unfortunately, namy of these people don't reach the positions they deserve, but rather a chunk of some harakiri politicians exists), who work against, and who register cases where people try to bribe them



Corruption, on the other side, is often a process where TWO sides are involved.. the briber and the bribed. It often happens that the former is the one who initiates the process (no excuse for the bribed to accept). This is very particular in India: People know they can breach the law and get away cheaply - they have advantages through these procedures. This indeed PISSES ME OFF the MOST!

I for instance have only once been asked for a bribe (and this was 7 yrs ago). It also depends upon how you act. If someone asks me for a bribe today, he/she will get a lesson thought. The good thing here in India is: I won't have to go to jail for going against the state, and I do have the chance of legally acting against. If the latter was hindred by obstacles, one call to the media  Smile , and challo!

The extent of corruption also reflects the bad income situation of some people (again, to excuse for it per se). All this I have written about India is no excuse for the situation and does not conceal that corruption is EXTREMELY BAD here (in absolute terms). On the other side, I am noting with content that remedies work in cases and put precedents for the future and have a "discouraging effect" on other penetrators. Our Prime Minister is great! He is one of the only person whom I would sign a paper for, with the text: "Corruption-free"!

When I lived in Germany, I thought that corruption is not that bad. But there, things happen very badly on different levels (Millions of Euros). The old"-chancellor" Kohl is suspected to be involved, among many others.. cases were registered in Bavaria against the ruling party, and in other states.. but it is not that apparent.

Hope this all makes sense. But please be aware that these are only MY observations. It is always interesting to have this backed/rejected by others so you have a more comprehensive image


User currently offline1aMLA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Ermmmmmmmmmmmmm......... every politician in the world, bar none.

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

This might help guys:

http://www.transparency.org/cpi/2004/cpi2004.en.html#cpi2004


User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1444 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 13):
This might help guys:

The problem of transparency is the way the collect data. I.e. asking for INVESTORS perception (and not the common man and some sectors of politics, "outbound corruption" etc). Investors who offer bribes and benefit from them indirectly, would say VERY GOOD! Good you gave the reference though.

No distinction between "gifts" and corruption (the latter is not an imagination of me but heavily discussed in economic literature and cultural theorists)

Though TI is OK with their work, I would be a little careful with their reference.

I forgot to mention b4 that there is a big difference to offering a bribe and being asked for a bribe


User currently offlineAM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1780 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

Quoting Mrniji (Reply 11):
Corruption, on the other side, is often a process where TWO sides are involved.. the briber and the bribed. It often happens that the former is the one who initiates the process (no excuse for the bribed to accept).

This certainly happens, but in extremely corrupt systems (like Mexico), if you choose to pay your transit ticket instead of fixing it via "mordida" (literally "bite" but means bribe) you will find yourself in endless trouble when trying to renew your license, for instance, even if you had timely payed said ticket. The system itself encourages corruption. But it's not this kind of corruption that causes the most damage, it's this kind of big shot corruption:

1.- Federal authorities that tolerate/team up with international drug dealing organizations causing great inestability in both borders and all across the country.
2.- Active cops or ex-cops leading or "working" in kidnapping gangs/drug dealing. (Mexico is now #1 in kindappings in the world)
3.- Federal customs authorities allowing free entrance to tons and tons of all kind of Asian crap goods/ South American drugs
4.- Local authorities that tolerate/team up with "organizations" of street dealers of said goods. (49% of Mexico City's PIB is generated by underground economy).
5.- Local authorities that tolerate/team up with cab and urban transport organizations which provide dismal service with no security measures at all. (hundreds of deaths each year because of this)


These five point are really messing up the whole country.


User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

Quoting RG828 (Thread starter):
plagued lately

and by lately he means 400 years.

Quoting LooneyToon (Reply 3):
Paraguay ranks number 3 in world corruption.

any guess on nº1  scratchchin 



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User currently offlineRossbaku From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 673 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1386 times:

I'd like to write about a certain country, but for fear of it falling upon thr wrong eyes and finding myself banned from it, I won't post about it, all I can say is that it is unbelievably corrupt: the police just pull you over for driving "a bit too far to the left" and ask for money.

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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5762 posts, RR: 32
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1362 times:

Quoting LHMark (Reply 2):
Braybuddy, while I was over there the Irish headlines were screaming about corruption within the Gardai. Have they sorted that mess out?

That case concerned a division of the Gardai, in Donegal, which is a remote part of the country. Remote enough not to have a spotlight shone on it, until a mysterious death of a well-known local on a backroad at night. The cops tried to pin it on a local bar/nightclub owner when nothing suggested it was more than a hit-and-run accident. In the subsequent investigation and completely separate to that, it was discovered that some cops were planting illegal weapons and subsequently "finding" them to boost their promotion prospects. A couple of cops have been suspended and that's probably as far as it will go, but at least it should have the effect of nipping in the bud any such antics in future. For donkey's years a lot went on in this country which was shrouded in a cloak of secrecy and people knew they'd get away with it. (I won't even start on the topic of child sexual abuse by clerics.) That is no longer the case, and from the prime minister down to the lowest civil servant knows that anything dodgy they might do is liable to be plastered over the front page of the tabloids at some stage.

I'm not saying it won't happen, but anyone up to anything dodgy will have to cover their tracks VERY well.

Quoting RG828 (Reply 4):
The vast majority of the population is very ignorant, very dumb. They voted for this president because of his past (poor origins, etc.) and refuse to believe that he is in fact just like every politician before him - corrupt. And after promising everything to everybody during his campaign, it so happens that he has condoned worst behaviour than past governments. Really shameful.

Interesting post, RG828. I wasn't aware of the scale of corruption in Brazil, but then I'm not surprised. Where there are politicians, there's bound to be corruption.

Just like Brazil, when the scandals about our former PM (Charles Haughey) broke, there were people, usually from the lower end of the social scale, who refused to believe them. Again, like your president, he came from very humble origins. Says a lot about people really, doesn't it?

[Edited 2005-08-19 01:36:08]

User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4967 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1346 times:

Well, Corruption in Argentina is always present. It goes from the cop that stops you for speeding (with 10 pesos you can go) to the top government officials. Most are aware of what Menem & co. did in this country  Sad

Currently, there is not that much talk about corruption with the current govt', but once K is gone, I'm sure things will arise. The worst of all is that all the names that have been inmersed in corruption scandals are still around: Duhalde, menem, Cavallo, etc.
It is, basically, a never ending story here.
regards



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User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

Quoting Rossbaku (Reply 17):
I'd like to write about a certain country, but for fear of it falling upon thr wrong eyes and finding myself banned from it, I won't post about it, all I can say is that it is unbelievably corrupt: the police just pull you over for driving "a bit too far to the left" and ask for money.

sounds like Nigeria to me



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User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4967 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1329 times:

Quoting Soups (Reply 20):
Quoting Rossbaku (Reply 17):
I'd like to write about a certain country, but for fear of it falling upon thr wrong eyes and finding myself banned from it, I won't post about it, all I can say is that it is unbelievably corrupt: the police just pull you over for driving "a bit too far to the left" and ask for money.

sounds like Nigeria to me

If it is Nigeria, then the police don't pull you for any reason at all, they just stop you and directly ask for money, sometimes nicely, sometimes not. Nigeria is the country where I have seen more corruption, it was amazing. But I enjoyed my stay there nonetheless  Smile



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User currently offlineRG828 From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1319 times:
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Quoting Rossbaku (Reply 17):
I'd like to write about a certain country, but for fear of it falling upon thr wrong eyes and finding myself banned from it, I won't post about it, all I can say is that it is unbelievably corrupt: the police just pull you over for driving "a bit too far to the left" and ask for money.

I've also lived in countries that are probably worse than here, but as a Brazilian I've always believed Brazil could take the next step up and make corruption just a minor annoyance in a well-balanced, prosperous and cultured society.

Evidently not. It is only getting bigger and bigger, and those who profit from it are not only getting away with it - they are making sure it stays.

Oh well, guess I'll have to wait till my next lifetime!



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User currently offlineRG828 From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1317 times:
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Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 18):
Just like Brazil, when the scandals about our former PM (Charles Haughey) broke, there were people, usually from the lower end of the social scale, who refused to believe them. Again, like your president, he came from very humble origins. Says a lot about people really, doesn't it?

It very true, people are thinking "this guy was so poor he would'nt know the first thing about being a cheat and a liar."

Worse still, to make a point of his modest beginnings and 'innocence,' in speeches to the masses he falls into tears remembering his illiterate parents, the struggle, etc.

Oh the drama! And people buy it. Incredible.



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User currently offlineMD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3148 posts, RR: 57
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1313 times:

Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 19):
Currently, there is not that much talk about corruption with the current govt', but once K is gone, I'm sure things will arise. The worst of all is that all the names that have been inmersed in corruption scandals are still around: Duhalde, menem, Cavallo, etc.
It is, basically, a never ending story here.

And let's not forget about Ricardo Jaime, Cavalieri and LAN... Big grin


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25 Post contains images EZEIZA : I was waiting for that
26 Post contains images AR1300 : They ripped you off!!!! A 5 will do the job too... Mike
27 HAWK21M : Here its Bad. Corruption Everywhere. regds MEL
28 Banco : I think we're quite lucky here. Politics remains fairly free of corruption, and when we do have a scandal, it's usually somewhat low level in comparis
29 Post contains images Rossbaku : Guys: It isn't in Africa. RossBaku
30 Post contains images RG828 : Is it related to your username perhaps, or whereabouts?
31 NWAFA : You bet we do, its called Republicans and George Bush!
32 LTBEWR : To me in the USA, the greatest corruption problem isn't so much the passing of money as birbes to bureaucrats, but that which is legal per our Constit
33 Post contains images Flydubai : It's Uzbekistan But keep quiet about it because he doesn't want to be banned! Hamzah
34 Braybuddy : Not only France, Banco! I have often remarked to people that, if a politician or company executive gets caught with their trousers down, in America t
35 Post contains links Eilennaei : Many of the low-corruption countries have a significant Protestant majority. Corruption within the then (Catholic) Church was one of the reasons behin
36 Mrniji : Definitely NOT. Even if a regression is around 0.5 in significance, you need to do a content analysis (statistics is not enough) - and a content anal
37 Arcano : Something to be proud of; never try to offer money in Chile to a police man if you get : certain detention. Believe it or not, Police was voted the m
38 Post contains images EZEIZA : That's the first thing they told me before visiting santiago the first time. Don't attempt to bribe the carabineros! Police honesty is something we c
39 Eilennaei : I was not thinking of the religion from the spiritual point of view, but from what effect the religion might have on the culture. Corruption is also
40 Post contains images MD11junkie : hahah, I don't need your forgiveness Arcano. LAN is certainly not the center of my universe, AR is. And everything that this government and LAN did t
41 Post contains images Mrniji : You do have a point. But - if you say that corruption is a part of the culture, we have to count each possible transaction differently. The more alte
42 Post contains images NWA742 : Nice to see that we already have a replacement for Randy. Boy that didn't take long. I wonder how long it'll take for you to completely go off the de
43 Eilennaei : Well, let's turn it the other way - name a predominantly Protestant country that has a significant rate of corruption. I think the distinction between
44 Post contains images Mrniji : I disagree. For instance in Germany, you have a thumb role of "one block of chocolate" - everything upto that value is allowed to be accepted. Certai
45 Eilennaei : Ok, I accept that one as a gift, a cultural token. The child should I think be taken into the register the same speed anyway, even without the sweets
46 Ibhayi : I live in South Africa, need I say more?
47 Mrniji : Maybe we should talk about correlations and not causal relationships - that might be an approach. Since you are mentioning Singapore: we could even c
48 Arcano : According to nation master: 25 most corrupt: Amount 1. Bangladesh 8.7 2. Nigeria 8.6 3. Haiti 8.5 4. Burma 8.4 5. Paraguay 8.4 6. Azerbaijan 8.2 7. Ca
49 Mrniji : It again depends on the nature of the bribe how you interpret this: do you have to bribe for surviving, or to have own advantages..? I have been to n
50 FMAL : I think that corruption is simply a consequence of human nature. In every country, in every culture, there will always be people who are greedy, who s
51 Post contains images Carmenlu15 : Wait a minute - Guatemala is not on the list?! It's depressing to see corruption at every level, from the police officer taking a Q50 bribe to the hi
52 Post contains images Matt27 : Glad to see my country so high (or low) on this list.
53 Post contains images Texan : Austin, Texas. Bo Pilgrim of Pilgrim's Pride chicken went to the Capitol building one day when the Texas Leg. was considering a bill to make the chick
54 Post contains links Arcano : I see your point, though one! Actually, it amazed me that Paraguay ranked so high... Take a look on the site, very interestig! http://www.nationmaste
55 FMAL : I'm not......Paraguay is a haven for stolen cars for example. People steal cars in Brazil, take them to Paraguay where you can get the proper, legal
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