Haiti - FLASH : Haiti 2nd most corrupt country in the Caribbean / Latin America zone
The Report reveals that more than 66% of countries score below points, averaging 43 points.
The Caribbean and Latin America Region has an average score of 44 points for the third year in a row and continues to fail to fight corruption effectively. At the bottom of the index on the podium of the worst results of the region we find:
#1 Venezuela score 18 points
#2 Haiti 20 points
#3 Nicaragua 25 points
Globally, Haiti is down four places and ranks in 2018 ranked 161 out of 180 countries with a total of 20 points (157th in 2017 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-23641-haiti-corruption-haiti-ranked-157th-out-of-180-countries-progresses-slightly.html and 159th in 2016 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-19908-haiti-economy-corruption-haiti-poorly-rated.html )
The Dominican Republic, for its part, has risen 6 places and in 2018 ranks 129th out of 180 countries with a total of 30 points (135th in 2017).
According to the report, "the chronic inability of most countries to effectively control corruption is a contributing factor to the crisis of democracy in the world."
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