“He stole, but just a bit.”
“Corruption is just something we live with.”
Declarations such as these were once a common refrain in Latin America. But from Brazil to Guatemala, a historic crackdown on corruption is making the old tropes obsolete.
Leading this dramatic shift is a generation of courageous prosecutors and activists for whom a better catchphrase might be, “No one is above the law.” Four of these inspiring “corruption busters” were on hand on February 9 to celebrate the launch of Americas Quarterly's first issue of 2016, and take part in an...