17 de julio de 2013, 00:04Bogota, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Colombia is among the countries with the highest rate of corruption in the world, according to a report of the NGO Transparency International (TI) released here.
According to the Global Corruption Barometer 2013, Colombia was placed 5th among the seven countries whose citizens realize that Congress is one of the most corrupt public bodies.
In this regard, 79 percent of those polled consider that the legislative branch is corrupt and 71 percent have the same opinion about the bureaucracy.
Moreover, 64 percent think corruption is also evident in the judiciary, in a spectrum ranging from judges to other court officials.
About 19 percent of respondents even admitted that they or someone in their immediate family had bribed a justice official in the last 12 months.
According to expert Armando Montero, another worrying fact is that 61 percent of respondents feel that the police have a high rate of corruption.
Regarding the government management to address this problem, 30 percent of respondents said the government is doing very little.
Founded in 1993 and based in Berlin, Germany, the IT has 100 branches and operates in 70 countries.
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Colombia Among the Most Corrupt Countries, Survey Says