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An Anticorruption Strategy for Latin America

  • Robert I. Rotberg
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Abstract

Latin America can, in time, free itself of much of the corruption that now penetrates its public and corporate spheres. Given the breaking of impunity for politicians and executives in Brazil and elsewhere, a growing intolerance of corrupt dealings by the publics of Latin America, and a greater vigilance of civil society and the media, cleansing those thoroughly corrupt countries of the practice of corruption is much more likely than in decades past. The mostly positive examples of Uruguay, Chile, and Costa Rica provide promise. The innovations proposed in this chapter could also help.

Keywords

Uruguay Chile Costa Rica Anti-corruption Collective behavior Media Rule of law Leadership Systemic change Integrity Ethical universalism Impunity Integrity Singapore Hong Kong Botswana Accountability Tranparency 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert I. Rotberg
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  1. 1.Harvard Kennedy SchoolLexingtonUSA

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