Resilience of a country

A new report released by Transparency International places Chile tied with Uruguay as the least corrupt country in Latin America. According to the study, the country was ranked globally at 20, remaining a leader in the region. By contrast, Venezuela and Paraguay are still perceived as the most corrupt countries in Latin America. With three new transparency laws under review, Chile is named regional leader for several years in a row. Institutions are indeed strong in Chile, and they work. Most public officers are transparent with strong values. In Chile, they still can advance more in several issues : although the index pegs Chile ahead of its neighbors, Transparency International’s local branch said Chile should raise the bar on accountability and citizen involvement. Still, the three specific laws that would increase transparency are currently in the works: the Lobby Law, the Transparency Law and the Municipality Transparency Law.

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