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Freedom takes a hit

Freedom House said in its latest report that 54 countries showed overall declines in political rights and civil liberties, compared with 40 that showed gains.

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Cambodia graft hits disease-fighting fund

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria issued a report in November that described how Cambodian government officials took nearly half a million dollars in bribes from mosquito-net manufacturers.

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Slumping on the CPI, Spain proposes law to deter graft

Transparency International (TI) published its 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index last week. Spain dropped 10 notches in its ranking on the Index, and the reason is clear. The royal family and some national elected officials have been embroiled in scandal. What's a country to do? Proposing a law to control more tightly the financial activities of political parties to avoid further corruption scandals is a good start.

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