Local February 15, 2012 | 12:50 pm

Government corruption is growing, U.S. funded entity says

Santo Domingo.- The coordinator of civic group Citizen Participation (PC) Wednesday said every government administration has incurred in corruption, and called it an evil that has been a disaster for transparency.

Francisco Alvarez said joint actions are needed to halt that practice, which in his view greatly jeopardizes society.

The coordinator of PC, which gets partial funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), affirms that corruption indices have increased during Hipólito Mejia’s Presidency, as well as during president Leonel Fernandez’s term, without prosecutions. “The information we have in Citizen Participation is that the citizens’ perception is that corruption has been increasing in all governments.”

Meanwhile Transparency International president Huguette Labelle, who’s visiting the country this week, said Citizen Participation should observe the presidential election in May, to guarantee transparency in the polls.

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