Transparency International

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0 Rooting out seen and unseen corruption

A dapper Teodorin Obiang emerges from his luxury car.AFP Nine cars were sold off at an auction in Paris raising $3.6 million. Luxury names took the stage including Porche, Bugatti and Bentley. The owner: Teodorin Obiang, son of Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodor Obiang. The cars were seized in 2011 when…

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0 How open and democratic is your country? Corruption Index 2012

The Guardian has published a nice interactive graphic of Transparency International’s Corruption Index 2012. The United States, which was ranked slightly above average at 19, has improved a bit while countries like Bangladesh and Gambia have plummeted. Syria and Egypt did not score well, unsurprisingly, along with the usual suspects…

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0 World corruption map

The Guardian has put out a global map showing the level of corruption country-by-country based on data (also available at this link) from Transparency International. Apparently, Canada is less corrupt than we are. This is just a screen grab so go to link for interactive map.

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0 Most and least corrupt nations

Transparency International came out with its annual corruption index this week, based on 2009 data. Here’s the Atlantic’s take on the most and least corrupt nations. Here’s the Guardian’s great Data Blog that can help you do your own search.