By Iolanda Fonseca

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil ranks second in an index measuring the anti-corruption performance of Latin American countries. Eight countries were analyzed on fourteen variables by the Americas Society/Council of the Americas and the Control Risks consultancy.

This is the index's first edition, with a score from 0 to 10. The higher the number, the more likely it is that agents involved in corruption will be detected, punished, and deterred.

Chile is the country which scored the highest score (6.66). Next up are Brazil (6.14), Colombia (5.36), Argentina (5.33), Peru . . .

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