OAS delegates meet on fighting corruption
Thu Jun 2, 2011 5:23AM
Constanza Heller, Press TV, Buenos Aires
The delegates of the Organization of American States officers have participated in the Anti-Corruption Forum in Buenos Aires to discuss cooperation in the fight against corruption. Dr. Paulo Friguglietti, of the Provincial Anti-corruption and Transparency Bureau said Argentine could use the forum as a platform to fight corruption.
The Director of OAS Department of Law, Jorge Garcia Gonzalez, talked about the Inter-American Convention against Corruption as well as the importance of legal assistance and technical cooperation.
Garcia Rodriguez also said the authorities in Argentine are ready to have its public accounts reviewed. These revisions are carried out by the MESICIC, the Mechanism for Follow-Up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption. The MESISIC facilitates the exchange of information on practices like bribery and money laundering.
Corruption has been rampant in Argentine. But Public Prosecutor Enrique Bay? Simpson agrees that the situation is too complex.
At the end of the forum, the participants invited Argentina to take part in the Second Conference of Progress and Challenges in the Hemispheric Cooperation against Corruption that will take place next June in the Colombian city of Santiago de Cali.
The OAS representatives also plan to help local authorities in Argentina to take practical measures against money laundering, fiscal corruption and corporate misconducts.