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Corruption

Falling Apart?

Latin America’s anti-corruption drive is losing momentum. Saving it will require courage, smart reforms – and honesty about its problems.

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The Crackdown Continues

Is Latin America's Corruption Crackdown Falling Apart?

Saving it will require courage, smart reforms - and honesty about its problems. A new issue of AQ explores why.

What Latin America's "Corruption Busters" Got Right - and Wrong

By BRIAN WINTER
An overview of the popular but struggling movement, and ideas on how to save it, by AQ's editor-in-chief.

Latin America's Biggest Corruption Cases: A Retrospective

By BEN MILLER and FERNANDA URIEGAS
From Mexico to Argentina, corruption cases have reshaped politics. AQ examines the origins and fallout of the region's biggest scandals. 

The Lonely Prosecutor Who Tried to Build a "Lava Jato" in the Amazon

By ROBERTO SIMON
A prosecutor in Peru struggles to dismantle a corruption scheme that has wreaked havoc on the rainforest. 

A Convicted Criminal's Guide to Curbing Corruption in Brazil

By CECILIA TORNAGHI
The leader of an illegal money-moving scheme tells all in an exclusive interview with AQ.

Fighting Corruption: What Works/What Doesn't

By BRENDAN O'BOYLE, EMILIE SWEIGART and BENJAMIN RUSSELL
Which tools have proven most effective in preventing corruption? A closer look at best practices. 

Capacity to Combat Corruption Index

The first iteration of a yearly index gauging the strength of institutions in eight Latin American countries. 

Target Corruption's Roots, Not Just Its Leaves

By DANIELA DA SILVA and PEDRO ABRAMOVAY
Finally stopping corruption will require dismantling centuries-old structures. 

Latin America's Top 5 Anti-Corruption Figures

These leaders in government, civil society and media are breathing new life into the anti-corruption movement. 

Compliance Is Taking Off in Latin America. Is It Effective?

By CHARLES NEWBERY
The industry is growing by leaps and bounds, but a real impact is hard to measure. 

From Scandal to Reforms: Chile's Unusual Breakthrough

By ROBERTO SIMON
Chile's reaction to a series of scandals offers lessons for its neighbors. 

Inside Argentina's Quiet Effort to Overhaul Campaign Finance

By BRENDAN O'BOYLE
Despite polarized politics, a bipartisan coalition managed to pass a significant campaign finance reform. 

How to Stop Corruption – and Save Democracy – in Latin America

By SUSAN SEGAL
Institution-building may be the region's only chance to reverse the corrosive effects of corruption. 

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Features

Photo Essay: The Faces of Venezuela's Growing Diaspora

Millions of Venezuelans have joined the global diaspora since 2015. For many, daily life abroad looks quite different from what it was back home.

Long View: Allende's Plan to Connect Chile, Long Before the Internet

By JOHN BARTLETT
Lost to the coup, an early computer network promised to revolutionize Chile's economy.

Cultura

Music: AQ's Summer Playlist

By SEBASTIÁN ZUBIETA
A Guatemalan cellist, a Uruguayan pianist and a Cuban funk phenom are highlighted in this edition of AQ's quarterly music review. 

Film: Too Late to Die Young

By BEN MILLER
A rustic commune outside Santiago serves as the backdrop for this Chilean coming-of-age story.

Art: The Havana Biennial

By RICHARD E. FEINBERG
Cuba's biggest contemporary art celebration reflected heightened tensions with the U.S.

Books: Futbolera: A History of Women and Sports in Latin America

By JORDANA TIMERMAN
A new book traces the struggle for equality on the soccer pitch and beyond.  

Departments

Anti-Corruption Watch: The Next Frontier in Latin America's Anti-Corruption Drive

By ROBERTO SIMON and EMILIE SWEIGART
In this edition of the Anti-Corruption Working Group's survey of public policy in Latin America: New forms of international collaboration continue to shape investigations. 

Panorama: The Future of Independent Politics in Mexico

By BRENDAN O'BOYLE
An interview with 29-year-old former legislator Pedro Kumamoto as he gets set to found a new political party in Mexico. (Available online August 1)



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