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Originally posted by alfa1
Well, we're now deep into page 3 of this thread and not a single one of you has bothered to get past usatoday's headline in the *second hand* snippet of the original source article in the Washington Post, so I suppose I'll do it for you.
The original source comes from Transparency International, and their report on corruption around the world.
This link is for the article in the Washington Post.
Why is this important?
Because if you bother to read the original sources, you find the problem was *worse* than the tiny second hand snippet in the OP's posting:
Women who refused or were unable to pay their delivery fees were allegedly detained at the hospital, and charged interest on their debt until they settled it. Some say they called on family members to help them escape.
Others who were eventually released reported being hassled by debt collectors who demanded both the hospital fees and additional ‘collection charges’.
But three cheers for Transparency International (who you never head of until this posting), because they took the time to get the problem fixed.
(or then again, maybe just a simple sensationalist headline is all ATS readers want, and not the whole story)
edit on 12-7-2013 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)