Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos on Monday announced new measures to fight corruption in business and within the government.
Without giving details, Santos said his administration was preparing a “real state policy. It will be a policy that institutionally responds to the problem. We are finalizing a proposal that among other things provides useful and practical tools to those responsible for investigations.”
Interior and Justice Minister German Vargas Lleras will present specific plans to counter corruption in Congress next week, the president said.
According to the 2009 Global Corruption Report, Colombia ranks 70th on the list of the most corrupt countries in the world. According to the country’s anti-corruption czar, annually COP3.9 trillion of government money is embezzled.