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Ranking the world's most corrupt nations for 2018.
05 September, 2018
- Corruption plagues governments around the world.
- Some of the same countries are the most and least corrupt every year.
- Nigeria and Somalia top two of the most respected corruption rankings.
<br></li></ul><p>Corruption within a country's government undermines the solidity of its institutions and tends to lead to popular unrest. People just don't like their officials stealing from them and engaging in cronyism or nepotism. But the phenomenon is as old as human history and isn't likely to go away soon. Countries large and small have been ensnared in corruption scandals. <strong>Luiz Inacio Lula da </strong><strong>Silva,</strong> the former President of Brazil has been <a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/04/07/brazils-ex-president-lula-da-silva-jailed-graft/496973002/" target="_blank">jailed</a> since April 7th for money laundering and “passive corruption." Argentina's former president <strong>Christina Kirchner</strong> <a href="https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/former-president-kirchner-appears-in-argentine-court-over-corruption-10681626" target="_blank">was in court</a> on September 3rd for a corruption case investigation involving bribes in the millions. The former Prime Minister of Thailand, <strong>Yingluck Shinawatra,</strong> has been on the run since 2017 after being sentenced in a corruption scandal. </p>
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