The Citizen’s Perception in Latin America and the Caribbean Towards Corruption – Cases of corruption become common news on most all over the countries. And there could be so many problems raised from that case. Based on the Global Corruption Barometer or GCB, corruption increased in Latin America and the Caribbean. GCB is the most detailed and transparency International survey of citizen’s perception of corruption in Latin America and the Caribbean.
– Corruption Increased across Several Countries
Based on the GCB survey across 18 countries finds that 53 percent of the surveyed citizens agree that corruption increased in the previous 12 months. In addition to ti, 16 percent of citizens agree that corruption declined.
– A Lack of Government Integrity
The government seems to be less enthusiastic about corruption. The integrity and role of government are important to decline and fight corruption. Based on the survey, 57 percent of the surveyed citizens agree that the government is not doing enough to fight corruption and 39 percent of the citizens agree that the government takes an important role in fighting corruption.
For the highest disagreement finds in Venezuela with 91 percent of surveyed citizens agree that the government is unsuccessful in fighting the corruption in that country. But, it is different in Guyana that 67 percent of the surveyed citizens satisfy with the role of the government on corruption.
– Citizen’s Mistrust to the Government
Through the survey across 18 countries found that more than half of citizens agree that a lot of people on the governments are the most corrupts subject including the presidents, parliamentarians and even the prime ministers.
– Bribery and Voter-Buying is Normal
Bribery and voter-buying can be prohibited in all of the countries. But in fact, these corruptions are still occurred in many countries even becomes a common and normal case.
According to the survey with the citizens, Venezuela gets the highest bribery rate with 50 percent in 2019, Mexico with 34 percent and Peru with 30 percent. And for the lowest overall bribery rate in Costa Rica with seven percent.
– Sexual Extortion or Sextortion Becomes the Main Issues
In this case, women across various countries are vulnerable to the sextortion to receive public services like relating to education and even health care. According to the survey found that one in five citizens experiences sextortion when she is accessing the government service.
The highest sextortion rate is in Barbados with 30 percent and the lowest is in Chile and Panama with the sextortion rate of 14 percent of all the surveyed citizens.
Corruption becomes a big problem in Latin America and the Caribbean. This corruption itself increases the citizen’s perception towards corruption including corruption increased across countries, the government is lacking on integrity, citizen’s mistrust to the government, bribery, and vote-buying becomes normal, and sextortion becomes the major issue.