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Over 800 participants, including many media representatives, listened to presentations from PSI members and different Latin American countries characterizing corruption as a cancer in societies that perverts democracy and thwarts decent economic development.
The Head of Government of the Federal District of Mexico, Dr. Miguel Ángel Mancera Espinosa, committed to cooperating with trade unions in combating corruption and promised to publish on the internet any contracts concluded by his government.
Participants exchanged views on the different forms which corruption can take and its consequences for citizens and public service unions.
The speakers gave many examples of ways to successfully combat corruption.
The participants of the forum decided to make this event the starting point for a long-lasting campaign against corruption in Latin America.
The forum took place just days after tens of thousands of people protested in the centre of Mexico City against President Enrique Pena Nieto's plan to privatise the energy sector.
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