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Uruguay has the lowest corruption perception among Mercosur members

Monday, May 4th 2015 - 06:30 UTC
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The country figures among the 21 countries with less corruption perception at global level, according to TI  The country figures among the 21 countries with less corruption perception at global level, according to TI

Uruguay enjoys the lowest perception of corruption among Mercosur countries and also a privileged position at global level, according to the country's Transparency and Public Ethics Commission. The ranking was based on data from Transparency International and World Bank for the period extending from 2003 to 2014.

 Uruguay historically has been a country with a low perception of corruption although this does not mean that it is immune to the disease.

Normally a strong opposition in the Legislative and a relatively independent media has contributed to keep limits or exposing temptations.

Taking into account Mercosur, and according to Transparency International, Uruguay during the last three years has been among the world's leading 21 less corrupt countries, followed by Brazil which ranked among the seventies (that was before the current exposure of alleged corruption in the country's largest corporations, Petrobras and several governments run banks).

Argentina and Bolivia figured just below the hundredth ranking, while Paraguay and Venezuela are catalogues as the most corrupt in positions 151 and 165 respectively.

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  • Vectis

    So the country south of Uruguay is full of disease mmmmm i wonder which country that is ?

    May 04th, 2015 - 01:39 pm 0
  • argfellow

    At this particular p0int, Uruguay has been fortunate enough.

    May 04th, 2015 - 05:03 pm 0
  • Briton

    apparently one cannot post comment for the next story,

    Avian flu in the US

    so why post it.???

    May 04th, 2015 - 07:05 pm 0
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