By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A survey released this morning (Monday, October 9th) by Transparency International shows that almost two-thirds of people in Latin America feel that corruption increased in the last year and over ninety million people admitted to paying bribes to use a public service in the last twelve months.

According to the international agency many of those surveyed stated that without paying bribes they were not allowed access to public services, such as hospitals and schooling. This means those who can not pay are usually not helped by their local governments . . .

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