Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Corruption Worsens?

Colombia dropped three places, from 75th to 78th place, out of 178 ranked nations, in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index. Colombia's corruption does not rival that of some of its neighbors, such as Bolivia, Paraguay and Venezuela, where I lived and could tell stories...(Venezuela came in dead last in Latin America, behind even perpetual basket cases Paraguay and Haiti. I suspect that Venezuela has not sunk below those nations, but that its drop from functionality to disfunctionality and populism has

But Colombia's corruption levels - and more importantly its corruption perception - have been damaged by the scandals and corruption accusations around Bogota's express bus expansion projects, which are wildly over budget and way behind schedule.

By Mike Ceaser of Bogota Bike Tours

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