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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:14 AM

NGO: Venezuela is the most corrupt country in Latin America

http://www.eluniversal.com/nacional-y-politica/121205/ngo-venezuela-is-the-most-corrupt-country-in-latin-america

Unlike Chile and Paraguay, whose corruption levels are the lowest in Latin America, Venezuela ranked among the most corrupt nations in the region, according to NGO Transparency International (TI) annual report, released in Germany on Wednesday.

The report comprises 176 countries. Denmark, Finland, and New Zeeland obtained the highest qualification, 90 out of 100 points, AFP explained.

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Among the Latin American countries, Chile and Uruguay jointly ranked 20th. They are the least corrupt nations, obtaining 72 out of 100 points, which is highest level of transparency.

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Way after Guatemala (113th), the Dominican Republic (118th), Nicaragua (130th), Honduras (133 rd), and Paraguay (150th), there comes Venezuela and Haiti, which ranked 165th, obtaining 19 points only. The two countries are just a few positions above Afghanistan, North Korea, Somalia and Iraq, which were classified as the most corrupt nations worldwide.

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Looks like they meant to say Chile and Uruguay in the first paragraph.

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maximillian1974 Dec 2012 #1
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dotymed Dec 2012 #3

Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:38 AM

1. worthless survey

transparency international asks businessmen and economic analyst what countries they think are corrupt and then publishes the results. I don't think Venezuela is corrupt it just pisses off a lot businessmen around the world because of their pro people socialist and very democratically elected government.

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Response to maximillian1974 (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:44 AM

2. it was the same conclusion with World Justice Project report

I do think Venezuela is extremely corrupt.

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:45 PM

3. I wish there were a way to definitively know.

I have been a big cheerleader for Hugo Chavez and his pro-people agenda. Personally, I think the report(s)
are big business distortions.
Has Amy Goodwin done any recent reports on Chavez? I have respect for her journalistic integrity.

Here is what I found:

She had one on October 19th in Spanish. On October 9, Danny Glover is a pro-Chavez agenda (post-election) guest.

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