TED talks: meet global corruption’s hidden players – Charmian Gooch



When the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea, a desperately poor country, starts buying Floridian mansions and state-of-the-art sportscars on an official monthly salary of $7,000, Charmian Gooch suggests, corruption is probably somewhere in the picture.

Filmed in Edinburgh in June 2013, Global Witness founder Gooch’s fascinating and eye-opening talk details how global corruption trackers follow the money, which leads them to some faces and companies that are likely to be quite familiar.

Watch the full talk below.

To watch this video on the TED website, click here.


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