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Romania Reverses Decision to Weaken Corruption Law


  By RICK LYMAN and KIT GILLETFEB. 4, 2017   (NYC Times)  After five days of demonstrations, Romania’s month-old government backed down and withdrew a decree that had decriminalized some corruption offenses. By DAPHNE RUSTOW on Publish Date February 4, 2017. … Continue reading

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Turkish bill clears men of statutory rape if they marry


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38030182 AFP Critics are accusing the ruling AKP party of legitimising rape A bill which would allow men accused of raping underage girls to be cleared if they marry the girl has been preliminarily backed by Turkish MPs. The bill … Continue reading

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Third Brazil minister resigns over bribery scandal


Brasília (AFP) – Brazil’s interim president Michel Temer lost the third cabinet member of his month-old administration to a corruption scandal when his tourism minister resigned Thursday after being accused of taking bribes. Tourism minister Henrique Eduardo Alves announced his … Continue reading

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A toxic (and criminal) political culture? ????


(It is usually a shock when someone is confronted with the fact that the reality you have believed in has more than just a few blemishes.  This is especially true when you believed your way of life and government is … Continue reading

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