On January 23, Transparency International released the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index that measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption across 180 countries. Unfortunately, Latin America and the Caribbean made little-to-no progress.
The World Bank released growth projections for Latin America and the Caribbean’s economies. The region’s outlook is positive but could waver if U.S.-China trade tensions re-escalate, among other risks.
More than half of all citizens in Latin America and the Caribbean think corruption is getting worse in their country. But a majority also believe that ordinary people can make a difference in eradicating the region’s most pervasive issue.
On September 1, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) delivered his first summary of the country address. But AMLO’s Fourth Transformation—an ambitious political project to transform Mexico—seems to be falling short in addressing the country’s challenges, both nationally and internationally.
Boricuas have taken to the streets to express their frustrations and demand the resignation of Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló. After a series of leaked vulgar texts and corruption scandals, Puerto Ricans have demanded and gotten accountability from their governor.