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Indian Patronage Subverts the Rule of Law

No country is immune from patronage systems and the related endemic corruption. In the United States, the term "Tammany Hall" brings to mind governmental benevolence dispensed on an uneven playing field in exchange for money or favors. Even today, there are large municipalities run by machines...

Vietnamese journalist sentenced to 4 years in jail

HANOI Vietnam (AP) - A Vietnamese journalist who bribed a police officer as part of an undercover investigation into corruption was sentenced to four years in prison on Friday, while the officer who accepted the money got a five-year sentence, state-controlled media reported. Relatives and colleagues...