Despite high profile cases, the fight against corruption is not going well
by Canning House Associate Fellow Andrew Thompson
Every week, Andrew Thompson draws on his great wealth of knowledge and experience of Latin America to bring our audience in-depth insights on economics, political risk, and business in the region.
This week, he assesses the region's efforts to tackle corruption, as the "silver bullet" solution of high-profile cases is shown to be of limited effect in tackling Latin America's complex and long-term corruption challenges.
In this post, Andrew refers to the recently published AS/COA-Control Risks 2020 Capacity to Combat Corruption Index report.
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Brothers and business partners José and Germán Efromovich were arrested in Brazil on 19 August, on corruption charges which they deny. But despite this and other high-profile cases there is evidence that in reality Latin America’s capacity to combat corruption is not improving.
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