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Transparency combats corruption: Hillary Clinton

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Transparency and open governments are the best way to combat corruption, US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton said yesterday as she joined Brazil’s president at an international conference.

Clinton and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff helped kick off the first high-level meeting of the Open Government Partnership launched last year by President Barack Obama and Rousseff. Representatives of 55 nations were present.

“The cure against corruption is openness,” Clinton said. “We believe that countries with open governments, open economies and open societies will increasingly flourish, they will be more prosperous and they will strengthen their democracies.”

 

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