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Venezuela, the Latin American country most vulnerable to corruption due to the combination of “kleptocracy” and “dictatorship”

June 14, 2020

Venezuela is the worst country in Latin America to fight corruption, since the Caribbean nation combines “kleptocracy” and “dictatorship”, while Uruguay has the most tools to combat this scourge, according to the AS / COA Think Tank created annual index.

The 2020 Anti-Corruption Ability Index (CCC) in Latin America analyzes fifteen countries in the region based on three aspects: legal capacity, state of democracy, political institutions and civil society, the media, communication and the private sector.

The heads of the CCC, the director of AS / COA Policy and editor of the magazine ‘America’s Quarterly’, Roberto Simon, and Geert Aalbers from the Control Risk consultancy divide the subcontinent into four groups.

Venezuela, the Latin American country most vulnerable to corruption due to the combination of “kleptocracy” and “dictatorship”Venezuela, the Latin American country most vulnerable to corruption due to the combination of “kleptocracy” and “dictatorship”

The first group consists of Uruguay (1st), Chile (2nd) and Costa Rica (3rd), who “have had shameful corruption cases in recent years, but have also developed better tools to solve the problem”.