Friday, December 2nd 2011 - 18:58 UTC

Chile and Uruguay less corrupt in Latam; other Mercosur members not so clean

Chile and Uruguay are the least corrupt countries in Latinamerica, while Paraguay and Venezuela are at the other extreme, according to the latest ‘Corruption Perceptions’ Index’ from Transparency International released this week.

Argentina is the worst ranked Mercosur full member

According to the TI report Chile ranks 22 and Uruguay 25, while the other two Mercosur full members Brazil and Argentina occupy positions 73 and 100.

The top place of this year’s ‘corruption perceptions index’ includes, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Singapore, Norway, Netherlands, Australia, Switzerland and Canada. UK is ranked 16.

In the Americas Canada is the best positioned, 10 out of 183, with the US ranked 24.

The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries/territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. A country/territory’s score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 means that a country is perceived as highly corrupt and 10 means that a country is perceived as very clean.

A country's rank indicates its position relative to the other countries/territories included in the index.

The survey is based on data collected from thirteen international institutions among which the World Bank; Asian, African and Latinamerican development banks and the World Economic Forum. The analysis covers 183 countries of which 32 from Latinamerica and the Caribbean.

The three most corrupt-perceived countries are Somalia, North Korea, both ranked 182 and before them Myanmar and Afghanistan in position 180.

Following is the position and score for Latinamerican and Caribbean countries.

1) Chile, 7.2 (22)
2) Uruguay 7.0 (25)
3) Costa Rica 4.8 (50)
4) Cuba: 4,2 (61)
5) Brazil 3,8 (73)
6) Colombia 3,4 (80); El Salvador: 3,4 (80) and Peru: 3,4 (80)
7) Panama 3,3 (86)
8) Argentina 3,0 (100) and Mexico, 3.0 (100)
9) Bolivia: 2,8 (118)
10) Ecuador 2,7 (120) and Guatemala 2,7 (120)
11) Dominican Rep.2,6 (129) and Honduras 2..6 (129)
12) Nicaragua 2.5 (134)
13) Paraguay 2.2 (154)
14) Venezuela 1,9 (172)

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1 geo (#) Dec 02nd, 2011 - 07:56 pm Report abuse
i hung up on Chile's “” derivative investments “” made accelerated
since year 2007 !!
2 Sergio Vega (#) Dec 02nd, 2011 - 10:58 pm Report abuse
One thing more that makes the difference.....Well done Chile !!!
3 Forgetit87 (#) Dec 02nd, 2011 - 11:59 pm Report abuse
“Argentina is the worst ranked Mercosur full member ”

I think it was Paraguay?
4 Troneas (#) Dec 03rd, 2011 - 03:01 am Report abuse
@4 Of course it is... but this biased site had to make a point to bash Argentina. There are only 4 members in Mercosur and they used it as if it were relevant just to put Argentina last, which, in fact, its not.

Besides, this list is based upon “perceived” corruption by asking citizens. There is no scientific data to back this up.
5 Forgetit87 (#) Dec 03rd, 2011 - 12:30 pm Report abuse
Yes, the index is indeed based on opinions - hence its name, Corruption Perceptions Index. But the opinions it is based upon, are not those of citizens, but instead outside analysts. I can't say whether this adds in creditiblity to the index, though.
6 Pirat-Hunter (#) Dec 06th, 2011 - 05:37 am Report abuse
does this index include the countries that finance and arm terrorist ? or does it side line the countryes who don't take part in the piracy schemes ??? it does include them but they are at the top of the chart, neither the CIA, mosad, MI6, AL-qaeda nor the taliban have a head offices in neitherone of the bottom countryes, bias is too kind of a word to descrive what's really being said wich amounts to nothing more then propaganda. maybe this index was already writen when this more relevent report came out. “Among the evidence sought by the defense are documents pertaining to the now-infamous Operation “Fast and Furious.” Under that program, the U.S. federal government — with approval from the highest levels of the administration — deliberately put high-powered American weaponry in the hands of Mexican cartels, often at taxpayer expense. The plan has resulted in thousands of deaths so far, including the slayings of more than a few U.S. and Mexican law-enforcement officers.
“It is clear that some of the weapons were deliberately allowed by the FBI and other government representatives to end up in the hands of the Sinaloa Cartel,” the motion states, arguing that the relevant documents will prove that the U.S. government gave the cartel weapons pursuant to the agreement between Zambada-Niebla’s organization and American officials.”
in conclution if what we read is propaganda and garbage, what do you think the outcome of any relevant disputed material will be ?? the argument in the context provided is designed to dictate a dividing agenda rather then an informative one, the comparisons are murky and the theorys to support their argument is none existent to say the least, it doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure that one out. There are somethings worth mentioning, 1) the nations that finace terrorism are listed among the 10 top while the ones who arm them are among the 30's.

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