An article in Insight Crime on 30 June says that an index looking at the ability of Latin American countries to combat corruption has highlighted that signs of progress are still few and far between, and the region as a whole is backsliding. It finds that, in 2019, many countries in the region have moved away from anti-corruption measures. And the timing could not be worse, since corruption and graft have held back Latin America’s pandemic response in myriad ways. The countries are categorised as –
· Above Average: Uruguay, Chile, Costa Rica;
· Progress Needed: Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Colombia
· Below Average: Mexico, Ecuador, Panama
· Poor Performers: Guatemala, Paraguay, Dominican Republic and Bolivia; and
· The Outlier: Venezuela.
The report is at –
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