A Shadow of the Past?
News stories about corruption cases in Latin America are ubiquitous. Most recently, the bribery scandal relating to the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht made headlines worldwide.
Despite or maybe because of these frequent bad news stories there has been a significant increase in anticorruption measures in Latin America since the beginning of this year. The continent still has a long way to go in its efforts to fight corruption effectively. But there are signs that a turnaround may for the first time finally be possible.
By Marie-Christine Fuchs