The Barometer of Global Corruption in Latin America and the Caribbean 2019, published by Transparency International, points to Venezuela as the greater focus of corruption on the continent , in a statement prior to the filing of the report, it has been found that the great majority of venezuelans perceived the presidency of this country as the institution most corrupted people.
The high index of perception of corruption in Venezuela remains unchanged with respect to the report of last year, according to the Barometer of Global Corruption (GBC) in Latin America and the Caribbean, whose latest issue contains data as that 87% of venezuelans considered that the phenomenon of corruption in your country continues to rise , while 93% of what is referred to as the most serious problem.
The survey, which was conducted between January and April of this year to more than 17,000 citizens over 18 years of age , living in 18 countries of the region (in Venezuela were surveyed 1,000 people between march and April), it gives samples of a growing political disintegration in the country, registering that the citizens believe that most or all of the people in the institutions of the government are corrupt. The spectrum ranges from the Presidency of the Republic, located in the first place and with a rate that increased from 63% in 2017 to 87% in 2019, followed by public employees, the questioned Constituent, the police, judges and magistrates. In the report of 2018, the first place in this list was occupied by the security forces, which are now surpassed by the presidency in the first position. While the police institution ceased to be perceived as the most corrupt in 2019, in this latest edition, it raises the percentage of people who claim to have been victims of bribes to go to this instance, from 41% in 2017 to 62% in 2019.
The process for obtaining identity documents are situated as the second public service which most people have been affected by bribes (50%), ahead of the bribes sustained in the processes of the judicial system, to a head in 2017, and now go down to the 36% of the respondents. The economic crisis, political and humanitarian has forced already at least four million venezuelans to leave the country and obtaining a passport is a prerequisite for these migration processes. In this sense, and always according to the statement, the venezuelans (91%) consider that the work of the government in the fight against corruption is increasingly poor, with a "null" or "bad" performance against the unlawful acts.
On the opposite end of the scale of perception, the report points out that the religious leaders, journalists , the NGOS and the members of the National Assembly have very good image before the public opinion of venezuela, since only a minority believe that their representatives are corrupt.
In Latin America and the Caribbean, Venezuela holds the sad first place in perception of corruption, followed by Dominican Republic, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, Brazil, Chile, Honduras and Colombia that exceeded the rate of 50% . Mexico and Peru assisted Venezuela with the highest rates of incidence of bribery by public services in the last 12 months. Barbados is the country in which the citizens perceive less corruption.Updated Date: 23 September 2019, 11:02