While much of Latin America is adjusting to the downturn of the commodities markets, it is beginning to overcome one long-time problem holding back the region: corruption. It now has “growing expectations of government foresight, competence, and honesty,” according to NYU professor Jorge G. Castañeda. The San Diego Tribune writes that better days are on the horizon as more citizens speak out against crimes that once seemed too ingrained to root out of the political system. “With the sad exception of corrupt-to-the-bone Argentina, Latin Americans’ frustration over recent economic doldrums has translated into a huge backlash against government chicanery.”
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