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Pablo Cote holds a photo of his deceased father of the same name in July 2013 in Tlaxcala, Mexico. Cote was kidnapped while driving back from the U.S. border to the east-central state of Tlaxcala. He was beaten to death, part of the mass killing of 193 bus passengers and other travelers by the Zetas. Ivan Pierre Aguirre/AP hide caption

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A Somali man walks in front of a high-rise apartment building under construction in Mogadishu on Nov. 4. Somalia, along with North Korea, is seen as the most-corrupt country in the world, according to the Corruption Perception Index released today by Transparency International. Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP hide caption

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Aansoo Kohli is running a makeshift class in a cowshed for children who have no access to school. Abdul Sattar for NPR hide caption

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In Pakistan, A Self-Styled Teacher Holds Class For 150 In A Cowshed

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Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meet on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Beijing on Friday. Beijing and Washington backed an anti-corruption pact. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Groups of rural and community police arrive in the city of Iguala on Tuesday to help in the search for 43 students who disappeared after a confrontation with local police on Sept. 26. Miguel Tovar/STF/LatinContent/Getty Images hide caption

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43 Missing Students, 1 Missing Mayor: Of Crime And Collusion In Mexico

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Antonio Cavalcante had a candidate for governor successfully barred after proving he had embezzled millions of dollars while he was a state legislator. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro/NPR hide caption

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How One Chauffeur Took Down A Corrupt Brazilian Politician

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Supporters of J. Jayalalithaa, chief minister of India's Tamil Nadu state and head of the AIADMK party, hold a protest against a prison sentence for the popular politician in the southern Indian city of Chennai Sunday. BABU/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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"The two armies of corruption and anti-corruption are at a stalemate," China's president, Xi Jinping, reportedly told a closed-door Politburo meeting in late June. Jorge Silva/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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The mask of this Kiev protester (at a 2012 demonstration demanding more funding for HIV treatment) reads "quarantine." There are enough drugs to treat only half the HIV patients in Ukraine. Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Corruption In Ukraine Robs HIV Patients Of Crucial Medicine

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A young Afghan balloon seller runs toward a customer in Kabul on April 2. Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia are the most-corrupt countries, according to the annual Corruption Perception Index released Tuesday. Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Mexican attempt to curb bribery among traffic cops turns on the belief that women are less likely to take illicit payments from drivers. A new study suggests that this approach can work, under the right circumstances. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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