Arrangör/Organiser: Institute of Latin American Studies and Transparency International Sweden
Kontakt/Contact: Magnus Lembke
Föranmälan krävs/Registration required

Last year, Transparency International presented a report on people and corruption in Latin America and the Caribbean. This Global Corruption Barometer study is based on interviews with some 22 000 people in 20 countries. It provides information on changing levels of corruption, how governments are fighting corruption and what people feel about it.

Unfortunately, the conclusion is that corruption is growing rapidly on the continent and that governments are failing to address the problem. The seminar will present the results of the report and discuss questions like: What are the consequences for Latin America? Is growing corruption in the political systems threatening the legitimacy of democracy? Can ordinary people make a difference?

People and Corruption - Latin America and the Caribbean (7508 Kb)


Alejandro Urizar: Transparency International, will present the report ‘People and corruption in Latin America and the Caribbean’.

Ulla Andrén: Transparency International Sweden, will introduce the Global Corruption Barometer.

Malena Wåhlin: Researcher at Swedwatch who will comment on the issue from a business and human rights perspective.

Torsten Wetterblad: Development Economist and associated researcher to the Latin American Institute, will give comments on the subject.


Fredrik Uggla: Professor Latin American Studies at Stockholm University.

Registration is required. Please sign up before March 9 at:

The seminar is free of charge and will be conducted in English