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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Mexico and The Global Corruption Index

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: PubliMetro

By: Miguel Ángel Bravo Feb 21, 2018
Actual Report can be read here: Transparency Intl

The Global Corruption Index 2017 report shows that Mexico has fallen by 30 places in the last five years. Mexico is now ranked in 123rd place. 

This places Mexico as the worst evaluated country of the Organization for Cooperation and Development (OECD) and of the nations that make up the G20 group.

Transparency International published the latest report and the analysis incorporates data from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and  the World Justice Project.
Despite the introduction and implementation  of the National Anticorruption System, Mexico worsened in this matter, falling 30 places in five years according to the Corruption Perception Index data.
From 2012 to 2017, our country went from 105 to 135. In the first year, the score was 34 points on a scale of 100, and in 2017 it was 29, one point less than what was recorded in 2016.

Transparencia Mexicana said that the 2012 report was made on a list of 176 countries and the 2017 ranking considered 180 countries.

At the regional level and in the 2017 registry, Mexico ranked among the last five places in Latin America - as well as Honduras and Paraguay; only above Guatemala, Nicaragua, Haiti and Venezuela.

The CPI scale measures the level of corruption in different degrees of society and government of 180 countries in the world, on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 is the most corrupt country and 100 is the best evaluated on the subject .

Transparencia Mexicana attributes to this drop in the CPI  to the resistance to install the Anti-Corruption System throughout the country, the absence of an Independent Prosecutor's Office to conduct the investigations and the lack of firm sanctions for the large corruption cases known to the public .

On the other hand, it recommends the Mexican government  promotes the efficient installation of the National Anticorruption System, to incorporate the Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) and the Tax Administration Service (SAT) in this system to prevent money laundering and diversion to ghost companies.

Likewise, it calls for the creation of a capable, autonomous and independent Public Prosecutor's Office to ensure that the country's anti-corruption policy does not depend on politics or private interests, as well as progress towards transparency systems in all public institutions. , including the maximum publicity and open formats regarding financing to political parties and their suppliers.

More Transparency Does Not Mean Less Corruption:

The Corruption Perception Index study coincides with the 2017 Budget Transparency Index, published by the Open Budget Partnership, where Mexico ranked six out of 102 countries.

This shows that transparency, by itself, does not necessarily lead to a reduction in corruption.


  1. Mexico has an over 90 percent corruption rate and they rank 6th, .this study is flawed. Why it is not said who is at one and two?

  2. The chart also strongly correlates with other studies, higher religiosity indicates higher corruption. Notice how the countries with higher populations of atheists are among the least corrupt in the world.

    1. Nothing to do with religion, but education. As an atheist, and therefore smarter than anyone religious, you should know this.

    2. @7:06 p.m yea theyll be the smartest ones in hell! North korea is an atheist country and they dont come any more corrupt than them.some of the most evil dictators that ever lived were atheists(stalin,hitler,lenin,pol pot and so many others so im not buying your theory!

    3. The studies I looked at didn't factor in education only religiosity or lack of.

    4. 6:29
      You're confusing a single person's unbelief with their brutal regime and conveniently ignore the population.

      Hitler was not an atheist, his writings make clear he was religious and the Nazi's condemned atheism as well as evolution.

    5. Regarding Hitler, it seems that publicly he was not opposed to regilion but privately he was. He, and the Nazi's held quasi religious beliefs that were idiosyncratic.

  3. How long have they been making film in the USA . Ever since the beginning when mexico has been in American film they have portrayed a scared population , bandits running over them and corrupt officials . Do you think its stereo types the American film industry invented ?

    1. 8:05 The US financed the Mexican independence war of 1810
      The US also financed 5he mexican revolution of 1910, those scary bandits you see in the movies kicking ass with Pancho Villa, George Patton, Douglas McArthur, and the mero jefe, general John "Blackjack" Pershing, who became the most highest ranked US melitary officer with 5 stars, which forced congress to declare that no matter how many stars your father in law gets you for sticking it to his Ugly daughter, nobody ranks higher than THE GENERAL, GEORGE WASHINGTON, first president of the US who did not use Russian money or bots to earn the respect and the love of his countrymen and also refused to be crowned empress or queen of the US.)
      Pershing was who those Mexicans bandidos were working with...

  4. Does this study include factual information or falsified documentation....

    1. 11:01 pos both, güey,
      we strive to please everybody's behind

  5. Based on the map, you are all corrupt.

  6. Soon to be #1. Viva Mexico.

    1. 9:53 Mexico did not even make the least liked more disgusting corrupt US president, "the corrupt MSM" published the results about 2 weeks ago for 2018 President's Day

  7. This is so disappointing. Surely Mexico can achieve first place. We have faith in you.


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