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  A Worthy Mission: Controlling Corruption in Latin America


Thursday, January 31 2019

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM



Now Elections in Latin America are freer and fairer than they used to be, and, with the rare exception, political power in Latin American countries is no longer monopolized by a single individual, military junta or political party. From Chile to Mexico, legal reforms have promoted higher levels of government transparency and citizen participation. But in spite of these improvements, the region continues to grapple with systemic corruption. Scandals such as Lava Jato (“Operation Car Wash”) in Brazil, La Estafa Maestra (“The Master Fraud”) in Mexico and La Línea (“The Line”) in Guatemala have made corruption a geopolitical priority. This emphasis is likely also driven by people’s direct experiences with corrupt officials; compared to 2008, in 2016, more residents in the region reported being asked for a bribe by a government official.

The Baker Institute Latin America Initiative and Mexico Center host this half-day conference on corruption control in Latin America. Keynote speaker Susan Rose-Ackerman, the Henry R. Luce Professor Emeritus of Jurisprudence at Yale University, and expert panelists will examine how this problem significantly affects our neighboring countries in Latin America and explore some of the solutions available to advance public sector integrity in the region.

Registration is required to attend this event.  Click 
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