Corruption in Paraguay
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President Nicanor Duarte's measures to combat corruption have included increased penalties for tax evasion and other measures to increase tax revenue, greater oversight of government spending, and a crackdown on the trade of contraband and counterfeit goods.
Transparency International's 2016 Corruption Perception Index ranks the country 123rd place out of 176 countries.
This ranking was an improvement from 2004 when the country was classified among the six most corrupt countries in the world and the second most corrupt in the Western Hemisphere. The opposition, however, has claimed that anti-corruption efforts have not been far-reaching enough because they have not addressed the clientelism that is pervasive in Paraguayan politics or the dominance of the Colorado Party in governmental institutions.
- "Paraguay: Background and U.S. Relations". Olhero, Nelson & Mark P. Sullivan. Congressional Research Service (September 20, 2007). This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- e.V., Transparency International. "Corruption Perceptions Index 2016". www.transparency.org. Retrieved 2017-12-20.