Brazil Takes the Biggest Tumble in Annual Corruption Perception Index

From Newsweek

Just months before the 2016 Olympics Games are set to open in Rio, a new report finds that Brazil has taken the biggest fall in an annual index on perceived corruption.

The Corruption Perception Index, published on Wednesday by the Berlin-based watchdog Transparency International, ranks 168 countries on perceived corruption in the public sector using a number of surveys. Countries are then given scores of 0 to 100, with 100 being the “cleanest” and 0 being the most corrupt. Brazil saw the largest fall in the ranking, going from 43 points in 2014 to 38 points in 2015 and now shares joint 76th place with countries such as India, Burkina Faso and Thailand.

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