Central American Governments: All More or Less Corrupt
No Central American country comes to "green" in the Corruption Index 2010, representing serious problems for businesses.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Costa Rica is the best positioned country in the Central American Index 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index, reports produced by Transparency International. With an index of 5.3, Costa Rica is ranked 41 in a list of 176 countries, led by Denmark and New Zealand as nations where there is less corruption in government, and Myanmar and Somalia at the end of the list as most corrupt.
The majority of Central American nations are perceived as being the most corrupt in Latin America.
Costa Rica shows an index of 5.3, followed by El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama with 3.4, Honduras y Nicaragua with 2.5.
The public sector felt to be the most corrupt is Nicaragua (27 on a transparency scale 0-100), followed by Guatemala (28), Honduras (31), Panama (39), El Salvador (39) and Costa Rica (55).
The corruption of government officials and its negative influence on the competitiveness of economies will not stop as long as there rulers who celebrate being "a bit corrupt."
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