Anti-Corruption in Latin America: Still Alive, Despite Setbacks

By Geert Aalbers, Brian Winter, Emilie Sweigart

An index shows fighting graft remains a key priority for many governments, despite setbacks in places like Mexico and Brazil.

This article marks the launch of the fourth edition of the Capacity to Combat Corruption (CCC) Index produced by the Americas Society/Council of the Americas and Control Risks. Click here to read the 2022 CCC Index report. Every time somebody declares the anti-corruption efforts in Latin America dead or in retreat, along comes reality to suggest otherwise. Consider last Sunday’s elections in Colombia, where voters ranked corruption the country’s most pressing challenge–ahead of poverty, crime and unemployment. The runner-up ran on the slogan “Don’t steal, don’t lie, don’t...

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