The global ranking that measures corruption around the world determined that the Argentina is more corrupt than last year, and which ranks 96th out of 180 nations.
The Corruption Perceptions Index prepared by Transparency International awarded it 38 points to the government of Alberto Fernández over 100 maximum points that give the country more transparency.
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In the second year of government management, the Argentina obtained 4 points less than 2020 -that is, it is four points more corrupt than last year- and so on. dropped 18 places to be located in the 96th place out of 180 countries.
this performance brings our country to the worst position in history, which happened in 2015, when it got only 32 points out of 100 and was ranked 107th out of 168 countries. On the other hand, one of the best positions were achieved in 2019, when Argentina added 45 points and finished in 66th place.
Last year the Argentina had obtained 42 points and finished in 78th place. “The result for Argentina is bad and there is a drop in the perception of those consulted on the level of corruption in the public sector in our country”, analyzed Pablo Secchi, Executive Director of Poder Ciudadano, Argentine chapter of Transparency International.
Corruption: the three reasons why Argentina suffered a severe setback
The CPI measures the perception of corruption by businessmen and experts, but only in relation to the conduct of the public sector, that is, in the political and administrative sphere. In Argentina The measurement was made based on eight surveys from different international entities.
The IPC directs its questions to the existence of bribes, the diversion of public funds, the lack of criminal punishment or protection of whistleblowers, mechanisms to obtain contracts with the State, the prevention of conflicts of interest by officials and access to information by citizens on public affairs.
In that sense Pablo Secchi marked the three main reasons why Argentina continues to fall in the ranking:
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Corruption in America: Uruguay the best and Venezuela the worst
In America, Argentina is practically in the middle of the list of corrupt countries. our country is 18th out of 32 countries.
For its part, in South America it is among the four least corrupt countries, in back of Uruguay, Chile, Colombia and with the same 39 points as Brazil ruled by Jair Bolsonaro.
The worst countries in the region were Venezuela and Nicaragua, two nations targeted for the violation of human rights and civil liberties. The country governed by Nicolás Maduro was once again 177 out of 180 countries, while Nicaragua added 20 points, ranking 167th.
The South American ranking is as follows:
- Uruguay: 73 points.
- Chile: 67 points.
- Colombia: 39 points.
- Brazil: 39 points.
- Argentina: 38 points.
- Ecuador: 36 points.
- Peru: 36 points.
- Bolivia: 30 points.
- Paraguay: 30 points.
- Venezuela: 14 points.
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The 10 most transparent countries in the world
- Denmark: 88 points.
- Finland: 88 points.
- New Zealand: 85 points.
- Norway: 85 points.
- Singapore: 85 points.
- Sweden: 85 points.
- Switzerland: 84 points.
- Netherlands: 82 points.
- Luxembourg: 81 points.
- Germany: 81 points.
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The 10 most corrupt countries in the world
- South Sudan: 11 points.
- Somalia: 13 points.
- Syria: 13 points.
- Venezuela: 14 points.
- Yemen: 16 points.
- North Korea: 16 points.
- Afghanistan: 16 points.
- Libya: 17 points.
- Equatorial Guinea: 17 points.
- Turkmenistan: 19 points.