Compared to last year’s world report, Colombia’s perception of corruption has worsened, placing 94th out of 176 countries, said NGO Transparency International Wednesday.
According to Transparency International’s 2012 report, Colombia has dropped from 80th to 94th among 176 countries, placed between Zambia and Djibouti on their transparency corruption index.
The list that is headed by Finland, Denmark and New Zealand analyzes each country’s perceived level of corruption by its citizens, not the actual level of corruption as it may exist.
Uruguay and Chile were scored the least corrupt in Latin America while El Salvador, Jamaica, Panama and Peru ranked just ahead of Colombia in Latin America.
Colombia did however score better than Bolivia, Mexico and several Central American nations. Venezuela, however, closed the region’s list, ranking number 165 along with Haiti out of the total 176 countries for corruption.
Afghanistan, North Korea, Sudan and Iraq were ranked among the most perceived corrupt countries in the world.