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...
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...