Corruption in Latin America

How Politicians and Corporations Steal from Citizens

  • Robert I. Rotberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Robert I. Rotberg
    Pages 1-25
  3. Brazil

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Marislei Nishijima, Flavia Mori Sarti, Regina Célia Cati
      Pages 29-56
  4. Argentina, Bolivia, Peru

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Ronald MacLean-Abaroa
      Pages 163-178
    3. Lucia Dammert, Katherine Sarmiento
      Pages 179-204
  5. Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras

  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Robert I. Rotberg
      Pages 289-300
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 301-320

About this book


This book is the newest and one of the very few existing examinations of the full nature of corruption throughout Central and South America. In detailed chapters written by experts with extensive in-country experience, it reveals the political and economic roots and consequences of corruption in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Peru. The editor’s introduction and conclusion texts synthesize their work and provides an over-arching view of corrupt practices and anti-corruption initiatives throughout Latin America.

Corruption in Latin America shows the extent to which corrupt practices engulf each of the countries discussed, the involvement of political and corporate entities in the pursuit of ill-gotten gains, and the drag on development caused by corruption in each political entity. The book will be of interest for social scientists, political actors and social activists involved in the fight against corruption in Latin America by providing in depth analyses of the topic and discussing how best to pursue anti-corruption efforts through civil society actions, judicial endeavors, legal shifts, or elections.


Corruption Bribery White-collar crime Corruption in Brazil Operation Car Wash Operação Lava Jato Petrolão Odebrecht Corruption in Mexico Corruption in Colombia Corruption in Argentina Corruption in Peru Corruption in Bolivia Corruption in Guatemala Corruption in Honduras Anti-corruption efforts

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert I. Rotberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard Kennedy SchoolLexingtonUSA

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