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Transparency International launches global competition against corruption

The NGO Transparency International (TI) today launched the global contest "Expose corrupt", a campaign that aims to "break the impunity and significantly reducing corruption" and to identify "who are and where are corrupt".

Organizers said the campaign by Transparency International encourages all Internet users to choose their "champions of corruption" from the web said Efe.

Candidates can be proposed until 30 November and 9 December, to mark the International Anti-Corruption Day, will begin voting, which will be open until February 10.

When the voting is over, the organization will disseminate information on the three candidates "winners" and perform social sanction actions against corruption.

In today's presentation, Transparency International said "not possible" to identify those who nominate candidates for this competition in order to protect identities that could be the victims.

"Today we live in a different phenomenon on corruption, we have jumped qualitatively to what we call grand corruption", the director of Transparency International, the Peruvian José Ugaz said.

He added that "grand corruption threatens the world" and mentioned that cases like FIFA, Petrobras, Chinaleaks or power of Teodoro Obiang in Equatorial Guinea as examples of corruption that "kill".

Transparency International was founded in 1993 and is present in more than 117 countries and Perception Index Corruption is considered a leader in the fight against crimes of this kind.

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