Brazil Progresses Little in Corruption Rankings and Scores Below Global Average

Corruption in Brazil is higher than the global and Latin American average, according to experts consulted by the NGO Transparency International.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Transparency International released this Thursday, January 28th, the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) it has published since 1995.

The index ranges from 0 to 100, in which 0 means that the country is perceived as "highly corrupt" and 100 represents a country perceived as "very clean". Scores below 50 are indicative of serious levels of corruption.

The score for Brazil (38) remained below the average for Latin America (41) and the world (43) and far from the G20 countries average (54) and the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) (64).

The study points out that Brazil . . .

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