On 8 July, Americas Quarterly reported that Uruguay typically performs well compared to most Latin American countries in a variety of governance indicators — including rankings from multilateral banks, research institutions and the private sector. Now it has finished as top of the annual Capacity to Combat Corruption survey and its overall score was the highest by far. The survey assesses 14 different sectors of the anti-corruption environment and Uruguay ranked first in 13 of these 14 areas. Even in sectors historically seen as problematic for Uruguay, such as the fight against money laundering, the country surpassed the others.
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