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The fight against corruption presented a mixed picture throughout Latin America over the past year.
Latin America continues to struggle with COVID-19 and economic issues like inflation, now compounded by Russia’s conflict with Ukraine, have taken precedence over corruption. Many governments in the region have relegated anti-corruption reforms to a lower priority. The overall scenario in 2022 was one of relative stability following the clear setbacks of recent years. Several governments made fighting corruption and strengthening institutions a priority. It was clear that anti-corruption efforts, while under some duress, remain a priority for many citizens throughout the region.
Against this backdrop, Control Risks and Americas Society / Council of the Americas (ASCOA) introduce the third edition of the Capacity to Combat Corruption (CCC) Index.
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Join Control Risks on June 30th for a discussion on the key findings of the report and the implications for businesses operating or seeking to invest in the region.
The CCC Index evaluates and ranks countries based on how effectively they can combat corruption. Countries with a higher score are deemed more likely to see corrupt actors prosecuted and punished. Continued impunity is more likely in countries at the lower end of the scale. The CCC Index looks at 14 key variables, including the independence of judicial institutions, the strength of investigative journalism, and the level of resources available for combating white collar crime.
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