12 Years of Struggle and Latin America Maintains the Same Level of Corruption

Since the previous decade, Latin America promised to confront corruption, and it seemed that Brazil would lead the cause. The first results of the emblematic Lava Jato operation came to light in 2014 and to this day it is generating consequences, not only for Brazil, but for a dozen other countries, including the United States.

With the exception of Brazil, Peru and Ecuador, the region seems to be following a rule: there are more cases of corruption reported by news agencies than by investigations orchestrated by the authorities. This translates into a well-informed citizenry, which in turn learns about the political will of its governments. Thus, the perception of the level of corruption in each country will depend on how the investigations are conducted.