Question: In the past three year, how has corruption in the country changed?
The newly created Venezuelan Anti-Corruption Legal Assistance Office, is the first space in which civil society can provide both citizens and government entities with tools to fight corruption.
“Amongst countries of the Americas, Venezuela occupies the lowest position in the Corruption Perceptions Index with 2.0 out of 10; in the Latin American Index of Budgetary Transparency it also comes in last place with 33 out of 100, and within the Rule of Law Index study generated by The World Justice project it again falls in one of the lowest positions in the Americas Region, and this is repeated in a number of other studies which demonstrates just how urgently action needs to be taken.”
What can the Venezuelan Legal Assistance Office do?
What can’t the Office do?
Take over the role of the state in its function to investigate and prosecute.
To learn more about Transparencia Venezuela and its new Legal Assistance Office, check out: http://blog.transparency.org/2011/07/20/venezuela-at-last-a-solution-to-corruption/