September 8, 2013
Latin America: Capital of Corruption
Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald
There is corruption everywhere, and not just in self-proclaimed leftist countries such as Bolivia. There is also corruption in the United States — and we know that in Miami where we have had three local mayors charged with corruption in recent weeks. But the problem is worse in Bolivia and with fellow “Bolivarian” populist governments because they have taken over all major institutions and silenced the independent media. With near total powers, their governments enjoy a license to steal with impunity. The problem with these countries is not their ideology, but their suppression of checks and balances. Without an independent justice system and a critical press, they are becoming world champions of corruption.
TAGGED: Bolivia, Latin America