Partner, Head of Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean
Corruption has historically been a challenge for Latin America. And in the COVID-19 environment of emergency government spending, relaxed controls, and remote working, the risk of corruption and mismanagement of funds has only increased.
This comes at a moment when the region-wide anti-corruption wave of recent years is losing force and, in some places, is dangerously receding.
Against this backdrop, Control Risks and Americas Society / Council of the Americas (ASCOA) introduce the second edition of the Capacity to Combat Corruption (CCC) Index.
The 2020 edition of the CCC Index has expanded to cover 15 countries, which together represent almost 95% of Latin America’s GDP.
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Operating in Latin America for over 40 years, Control Risks has unparalleled expertise on the regional business environment that is shaped by our diverse backgrounds as certified public accountants, forensic accountants, data experts, fraud examiners, former law enforcement, political risk analysts, business intelligence experts and security professionals.
Our experts across 36 offices—including São Paulo, Bogotá, Mexico, and a technology hub in Panama—help clients investigate wrongdoing and resolve crises, and provide the strategic insight and intelligence companies need to realize opportunities and grow.
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