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Friday, December 7th, 2007, 9:25 am

On a World of Exploitation, Corruption and Briberies

LEARN how and why the poor suffers from corruption, even in the world which we consider developed.

Bribery: A tax on poor families everywhere

The TI Global Corruption Barometer 2007 finds that it is the poor who are most often confronted with requests for bribes, in wealthy and poor countries alike. Extortion hits low-income households with a regressive tax that saps scarce household resources.

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Corrupt police and judiciary mean rights denied

“The Barometer reveals that the police and the judiciary in many countries around the world are part of a cycle of corruption, demanding bribes from citizens,” said Transparency International Managing Director, Cobus de Swardt. “This troubling finding means that corruption is interfering with the basic right to equal treatment before the law.”

Here is a nice video that reminds us how much abuse (almost slavery) goes on underneath people’s noses.

This one is worth a mention as well.

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