Can you forgive a politician?: Gervase Warner

The people of Trinidad and Tobago are well-regarded all over the world, says Gervase Warner. So why is there so much crime, corruption, and fear in the country? In an impassioned talk, Warner delves into a legacy of political dysfunction and distrust that holds lessons for the citizens of all nations. (Filmed at TEDxTEDxPortofSpain)

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The three sides of corruption: Afra Raymond

"If you’re not outraged, you haven’t been paying attention."

From pork-laden congressional bills to revolving-door lobbying jobs — corruption is an all-too familiar aspect of political behavior. Afra Raymond insists on eliminating it. In this passionate talk from TEDxPortofSpain, he lays bare the rampant corruption in his nation of Trinidad and Tobago and imparts important lessons for every concerned global citizen. (Filmed at TEDxPortofSpain)

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