Brazil Resigned to Corruption Image

    Brazil’s Minister of the Federal Controller-General’s Office (CGU), Waldir Pires, declared, in a note released yesterday that “he was not surprised by the index revealed in the study conducted by the non-governmental organization (NGO), Transparency International.”

    “The  Brazilian government is fully aware that its anti-corruption campaign is not of the type that produces an immediate change in world opinion about the country.”


    The NGO’s research suggests that the level of corruption in Brazil did not improve in the past year.


    According to Pires, the result of the study concerning Brazil was negative, because the people who were interviewed do not accompany governmental actions day-to-day in each country to be able to perceive right away where efforts are being made to combat corruption.


    Those interviewed, said the Minister, were mostly businessmen linked to world trade, national and international law firms, bankers, and international agencies,


    “I am sure, for example, that Brazilians here in the country who follow what has been done since last year, especially by the Federal Controller-General’s Office and the Federal Police, have another notion about the war waged by the federal government on corruption in our country,” the Minister says in the note.


    Agência Brasil
    Translator: David Silberstein

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    • Laura Chen

      Thanks for the stats.

    • Jonathan Cookfield

      Re:
      I completely agree. Something should be done about this predicament , let’s see how Lula will tackle this issue, or would you say he’s also been involved in a few scandals himself?

    • Adam De albuquerque

      my thoughst of political corruption in brasil
      Of course that Waldair Pires isan’t surprised by what has been done, just because nothing has been done to tackle this issue. A survey of 5,312 persons between the ages of 12 to 64 years old conducted during the first half of 2002. The survey area covers nine major cities (Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Sao Paulo) as well as the interior of Sao Paulo state and south/southeastern Brazil. During the survey, the respondents were shown a statement: “The first thing that the government needs to do is end corruption.” Of the respondents, 82% said that they ‘completely agreed’ and 12% said they ‘somewhat agreed.’ No other issue (be it employment, education or national security) garners as much support. The reason for such cry for help from the public is simply because they are the ones who are suffering a great deal from it, being deprived from their rights of a standard national health service as well as the right to an education and even food in some large counties of Brasil.

      Luck for me, that i have a Italian heritage and managed to live most my life in a London, where you do have the rights to a good education you even have the right to a free NHS, something that supposedly America number 1 empire of the world can supply its people. But that is just a whole new debate. Many thanks Adam De Albuquerque (London)

    • Guest

      AL CROOK
      I DON´T CARE ABOUT ANY STUDY THAT SHOWS THIS OR THAT, I JUST WANT MY SHARE OF THE LOOT1 I KNOW IT IS THERE SOMEWHERE, I JUST NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHERE! WHERE IS MY CUT?

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