Can a judge be bribed in Central America?

According tot he Latin Barometer Report, the perception by people is that is it is possible: 31% in El Salvador, 33% in Costa Rica, in Nicaragua 34%, Honduras 35%, Panama 41%, and Guatemala 44%.

Monday, November 17, 2008

According to surveys throughout Latin America, it is easier to bribe a police officer than a judge. 54% of Venezuelans and Argentinians say that a judge can be bribed. In Paraguay it is at 47%. Chile is the last on the list, at 18%.

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Central America, Where Corruption Reigns

December 2013

The majority of Central American nations are perceived as being the most corrupt in Latin America.

The Index of Corruption Perception created by Transparency International, ranks Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua in the list of countries perceived as the most corrupt.

Honduras is ranked at number 140, while Nicaragua and Guatemala are located in positions 127 and 123, respectively.

Rankings for Administrative and Political Corruption

December 2012

In Central America, in first place is Honduras (133 in the world), then Guatemala (113), Nicaragua (130), El Salvador, Panama (83), and Costa Rica (48).

In Latin America the country where the most corruption in the public sector is perceived is Venezuela (165 in the world), and the place where there is the least is Chile and Uruguay, which share position 20 in the world ranking.

Guatemala: Level of confidence in the economy falls 68.1%

December 2008

The Confidence index (from Banguat) which measures the perception of the economy and the business environment fell 68.1% in 12 months.

The monthly index, prepared by surveying a panel of private analysts who were hired by Banguat. when from 50 in November 2007 to 15.91 last month, which adds up to a 68.1% in a year.

Transparency International’s 2008 Corruption Perceptions Index

September 2008

Central America Ranking: Costa Rica 47, El Salvador 67, Panamá 85, Guatemala 96, Honduras 126, Nicaragua 134.

With countries such as Somalia and Iraq among those showing the highest levels of perceived corruption, Transparency International’s (TI) 2008 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), launched today, highlights the fatal link between poverty, failed institutions and graft. But

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