Anti-corruption a first-order priority in our foreign policy: John Kerry

“It is long past time for the international community to treat corruption with the seriousness and attention it deserves” By U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry In nearly every corner of the world in recent years, from the Arab Spring to Latin America and many places in between, political turbulence has made clear that governments are unwise to shrug off their citizens’ growing concerns about corruption. It is a poison that erodes trust, robs citizens of their money and their future and stifles economic growth in the places that need it most. And this epidemic is pervasive and growing: one in three people living in the Middle East and North Africa have been forced to pay a bribe for essential public services. And […]