Latin America’s Sweeping Anti-Corruption Broom

From the Christian Science Monitor

In her latest book on corruption, “The Quest for Good Governance,” Berlin-based professor Alina Mungiu-Pippidi writes that the demand for honest and fair leaders has never been greater, especially since 2010 when social media really began to enable activists. It is not difficult to spot this trend in Latin America, a corner of the world where integrity in government was once least expected.

In the past three years, anti-corruption movements have turned politics upside down in Brazil, Mexico, and Guatemala. And to a degree, surprising election results in Argentina and Venezuela, driven in part by a popular desire for clean governance, have altered the course of those nations. These examples are ricocheting across Latin America’s 626 million people.

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