Clean as a whistle
So according to Transparency International, Venezuela is NOT the most corrupt country in Latin America. If I’m understanding this poll correcty, people were asked if they had paid...
So according to Transparency International, Venezuela is NOT the most corrupt country in Latin America.
If I’m understanding this poll correcty, people were asked if they had paid a bribe in the last year. While 27% of Venezuelans answered yes, 33% of Mexicans and 36% of Bolivians answered yes.
Wait. A. Minute. Regular Venezuelans would find it hard to distinguish a bribe from a regular business transaction. This, after all, is a country where pirated movies are sold in shopping malls … in regular stores … with signs and everything. This is a country where people don’t think that Cadivi is a scam, and where they feel entitled to cheap gasoline. Who is to say my country-men and -women are good judges as to what constitutes a bribe?
For all they know, that shakedown by your local cop is simply a “tip.”
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