Transparency International to release corruption survey for Latin America, Caribbean on Monday

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Transparency International will release the Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) for Latin America and the Caribbean, on Monday, September 23.

The GCB is the largest, most detailed survey of citizens’ views on corruption and experiences of bribery in the region.

For the first time, new data on vote-buying and sexual extortion, one of the most significant forms of gendered corruption, to be released.

The survey includes public opinion data from more than 17,000 citizens in 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

It highlights what citizens think about corruption in their country, how people are affected by bribery and how they can take action.

A map of the 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index (Photo: Transparency International)

Jamaica is among the countries surveyed. The others are Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela.

Transparency International is the leading civil society organisation fighting corruption worldwide.