Saturday, 3 March 2012

Dog bites man, Transparency International reports on Venezuela

We have a new report from Transparency International about corruption in the world and Venezuela turns out to be once more one of the most corrupt nations on Earth. 

It really stands out. From bottom to Venezuela, you can read in the list:  Somalia, North Korea, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Sudan, Iraq, Haiti and Venezuela. 172 countries are less corrupt than Chávez's Venezuela. My country's corruption index has only gone from bad to worse year after year.

Even Congo is a model of transparency and honesty compared to Venezuela. Colombia and  Mexico? Almost Swedish if put next to the Bolivarian Republic.


  1. Hi, Stephanie.
    I forgot it, indeed. I see it in position 61 or 60 on the list...I don't know what to think about that position: Cuba's data has been particularly hard to analyse. United Nations used to include it in the Human Development Index until some years ago, when it decided Cuba's numbers were just too unreliable.
    This corruption index is more about perception from others when dealing with it for business...and still. I would like to know what channels/opportunities they used for Cuba.


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