Latin American nations’ capacity to fight corruption weakened in 2020 – report

The index evaluates how effectively countries can combat corruption based on variables such as government transparency, judicial resources, and the quality of the press. It ranked Venezuela as the least prepared of the 15 nations, with Uruguay the best.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Latin American nations’ capacity to fight corruption diminished over the past year as the coronavirus pandemic absorbed resources and offered politicians in some countries the space to weaken judicial bodies, according to a report on Monday.

The annual survey of 15 Latin American countries, compiled by the Americas Society/Council of the Americas and Control Risks, found a decline in the efficiency and independence of anti-corruption agencies in almost all of those nations.

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