OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2012) - Vice-President of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption, Ricardo Garcia Cervantes appealed to members of the Senate and Congress of Brazil 7 November, 2012 to join the global anti-corruption battle and form a GOPAC national chapter.
"The fight against corruption can only be successful if legislators from around the world unite," said Mr Garcia Cervantes. "We commend Brazilian legislators for recognizing the urgency and actively engaging to form a chapter of GOPAC in Brazil."
Mr Garcia Cervantes met with legislators from all parties including Rep. Antonio Carlos Mendes Thame, Rep. Luiz Pitiman, Rep. Edmar Arruda, Rep. Efraim Filho and Sen. Humberto Costa.
Brazilian legislators have agreed to hold a meeting in the Chamber of Deputies before long, where they will finalise the creation of the Brazilian chapter of GOPAC with representatives and senators.
GOPAC is a worldwide alliance of parliamentarians working together to combat corruption, strengthen good government, and uphold the rule of law. Based in Ottawa, Canada, GOPAC has 50 national chapters on 5 continents. GOPAC supports its members' efforts through original research, global anti-corruption capacity building, and international peer support.