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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2016, released January 25th, shows that Brazil’s score improved by two points from the 2015, from 38 to 40. Brazil now ranks in 79th position tied with Belarus, China and India.

The NGO cited the record US$3.5 billion Odebrecht settlement in Brazil in December of 2016 as an example for a good year for the Americas when it came to fighting corruption.

“The country has shown this year that through the work of independent law enforcement bodies it is possible to . . .

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