Two from the news:
1) I don’t know if this is true or not, but the Miami Herald has an article about corruption in the agricultural development fund Fondafa in the town of Zaraza, Guarico state in central Venezuela, whereby local crop producers would hire locals to sign for credits and pay them for doing it. As a result, among those participating were a group of prostitutes. According to one person interviewed for the article “The brothels closed down because the women got credits from Fondafa”.
Must be the first time that prostitution goes down thanks to corruption. Maybe Freakonomics should study the case.
2) The day after the sister of former President of the CNE Jorge Rodriguez calls for an investigation of Clinica Avila, because she claims they did not want to treat her brother, the tax office shuts down the administrative office of the clinic. Government denies any connection.
Sure, just a coincidence!