By David Lipton, Alejandro Werner, Carlos Gonçalves
September 21, 2017
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Systemic corruption drains public resources and drags down economic growth (photo: People Images/iStock).
Corruption continues to make headlines in Latin America. From a scheme to shelter assets leaked by documents in Panama, to the Petrobras and Odebrecht scandals that have spread beyond Brazil, to eight former Mexican state governors facing charges or being convicted, the region has seen its share of economic and political fallout from corruption. Latin Americans are showing increasing signs of discontent and demanding that their governments tackle corruption more aggressively.