"The conclusion - Corruption hurts everyone." "The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) measures the perceived level of public-sector corruption in 180 countries and territories around the world. The CPI is a 'survey of surveys', based on 13 different expert and business surveys." From Transparency International (the 'global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption'). Corruption stats 2009:
LINK to full table.
New Zealand 1st
UK 17th: (no improvement of previous worst ever...)
Spain 32nd (getting steadily worse, this is the 5th year in a row that the perception of corruption has grown: Spain was bettered by two Latin American countries: Chile and Uruguay that were 25th =
Venezuela 162nd!!: most corrupt in Latin America, beaten only by Haiti as most corrupt in The Americas. What will Hugo say about this? I'm sure we won't have to wait long... [BBC Mundo]
Somalia last (180th)
LINK to interactive World map.