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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 27, 2017: The list of most corrupt nations in the world for 2016 was this week unveiled by Transparency International, the politically non-partisan group that measures corruption in governments annually. Globally, the organization found that over two-thirds of the 176 countries and territories surveyed in this year’s index fall below the midpoint of our scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). So which nations in the Americas are perceived as the most corrupt based on last year’s data? Here are the top 12 compiled by NAN, based on the latest rankings from TI:

FLORIDA – The United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) of Southern District of Florida has released the charges against Guy Philippe, the former Haitian rebel-turned-politician, who was arrested earlier this month in Port Au Prince and extradited to the U.S. a few hours later.

Exploring the complexities of South Africa’s racial politics: Peter Abrahams, novelist, journalist and commentator, around 1955.CreditCarl Van Vechten, all rights reserved Peter Abrahams, a South African writer whose journalism and novels explored, with sensitivity and passion, the injustices of apartheid and the complexities of racial politics, died on Wednesday at his home in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 97. The death was reported in the Jamaican newspaper The Gleaner.

“Is Anansi Meck It - Jack Mandora Mi Noh Choose None.” (With Amina Blackwood –Meeks, Owen Blakka Ellis, Fae Ellington, Easton Lee, Dr. Sue, Malachi Smith). 

The Louise Bennett-Coverley Reading Festival will begin a two-day event commemorating the 10thannual celebration of the legacy of Jamaica’s former cultural Ambassador, the late Hon. Louise Bennett Coverley, OM, OJ, MBE.

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