The Rule of Law Index 2012 (made by the NGO World Justice Project) finds that Venezuela isn’t just the worst law-abider in Latin America. We’re also rock bottom in government transparency, regulatory enforcement and fundamental rights.
We’re not better in corruption and security. In both areas, the country was ranked 14th out of 16 countries.
The crowning achievement is that our criminal justice system is the worst of the 97 nations reviewed in this report. After all, in nine out of ten cases the accused don’t go to trial here.
The two Luisas (along with the People’s Ombdusman) should be very, very proud of this.Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.