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Uruguay: leader in international transparency

By Pittaluga Abogados - 25/03/2021

The new report by the NGO Transparency International (TI) on the perception of corruption positioned Uruguay, once again, as the best country in the region and the second in the American continent, only behind Canada. The 2020 edition took into account the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Corruption Perception Index (CPI) lists 180 countries by their perceived levels of public corruption, according to the eyes of experts and businessmen, and orders them on a scale from 0 to 100 in which zero is "very corrupt ”And 100“ very clean ”. According to the report, more than two thirds of the countries were located below 50 points.

The CPI 2020 placed Uruguay in 21st place, with 71 points. In this way, Uruguay is the country with the best CPI results in Latin America, followed by Chile in the 25th place. In relation to the countries of the American continent, it ranks second behind Canada (77 points) and ahead of the United States (67 points).

The report highlights that while 2020 proved to be one of the worst years in recent history with the emergence of COVID-19, which not only caused a health and economic crisis but also a corruption one, Uruguay and Canada are the countries that have consistently shown the better results on their continent.

Source: Uruguay XXI

By Pittaluga Abogados - 25/03/2021
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