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Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index was released this week.
The report found that corruption worsened in Latin America over the past year as economic heavyweights Brazil and Mexico didn’t improve and gang-plagued Central America worsened.
The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be.
The countries that had the least perceived corruption were Denmark and New Zealand who scored 91 out of 100 on the survey. The countries that had the highest perceived corruption were Afghanistan, North Korea, and Somalia who scored 8 out of 100 on the survey.
The least perceived corrupt country was Uruguay, who tied with the United States with a score of 73 out of 100.
Check out Latin America’s most corrupt countries below.
123. Dominican Republic (29 out of 100)
123. Guatemala (29 out of 100)
127. Nicaragua (28 out of 100)
140. Honduras (26 out of 100)
150. Paraguay (24 out of 100)
160. Venezuela (20 out of 100)