Perceptions of Corruption in Latin America

Transparency International (TI) has published their Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) since 1995, which ranks countries “by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys.” The higher the number, the better. 2011’s results included 183 countries and territories around the world, including South America. Out of all the countries surveyed throughout…

The Kirchners and Their Wealth

Néstor Carlos Kirchner served as President of Argentina from May, 2003 to December, 2007. His wife, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, was elected as President of Argentina in October, 2007 and was reelected in October, 2011 following the death of her husband in October, 2010. According to official reports from an Argentine anti-corruption office the couple’s…