Corruption and its consequences for Latin America

Arrangör TI Sweden and The Institute of Latin American Studies
Tid 2018-03-13 18:0020:00
Plats Citykonferensen Ingenjörshuset, Malmskillnadsgatan 46, Stockholm

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Last year, Transparency International presented a report on people and corruption in Latin America. This Global Corruption Barometer study is based on interviews with some 22 000 people in 20 countries. It provides information on changing levels of corruption, how governments are fighting corruption and what people feel about it.

Unfortunately, the conclusion is that corruption is growing rapidly on the continent and that governments are failing to address the problem. The seminar will present the results of the report and discuss questions like: What are the consequences for Latin America? Is growing corruption in the political systems threatening the legitimacy of democracy? Can ordinary people make a difference?

Introduction by:

Ulla Andrén, Chair of Transparency International Sweden.

Alejandro Urizar, Transparency International, will present the report ‘People and corruption in Latin America and the Caribbean’.

Malena Wåhlin, Researcher at Swedwatch, will comment on the issue from a business and human rights perspective.

Torsten Wetterblad, Development Economist and associated researcher to the Latin American Institute, will give comments.

Fredrik Uggla, Professor Latin American Studies at Stockholm University.