Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sell your soul for a Chori and Cola

Despite the numerous protests constantly clogging everything up here in Argentina, come election time, there is a great deal of apathy and inaction. This is largely a result of widespread political corruption, including on election day when political parties attempt(and usually succeed) to hit and streets and buy the votes of the poor with a Choripan (sandwich) and a Coke.

The annual corruption index, issued Transparency International Indicates that countries such as Chile and Uruguay have made great strides towards becoming less corrupt, getting ratings just barely behind the U.S and Canada. Argentina, however, rounds out the bottom of the pack with buddies Bolivia, Ecuador and just barely beating out the Most corrupt: Venezuela.

Click Here to check the ratings of other countries.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. I didn't know Chile's level was so high. I wonder what the index would have said 20 years ago about them though...As far as Argentina goes... I'm not surprised.