With more than 20 years of experience working on the staff of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Trump administration has nominated Dr. Yleem Poblete Sarmiento as Assistant Secretary of State, Verification and Compliance.
According to Transparency International’s Index of Corruption Perceptions (CPI)—an index that measures the severity of corruption in a country on a scale of 0 (very corrupt) to 100 (very clean), with any score below a 50 indicating a government is failing at tackling corruption—the regional average for the Americas is 44 points. The only countries in the region that scored above a 50 were: Costa Rica, Dominica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Chile, the Bahamas and Uruguay.
Social Inclusion, Minority Groups & Discrimination
In the coming weeks, Global Americans will release a serialized report on indigenous rights and political integration in the Americas, focusing on the comparative cases of Mexico and Guatemala. First up, an introduction to the project and a primer on the state of political integration across the hemisphere.