OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria believes escalating discontent in Latin America is linked to the region’s greatest challenge: corruption.
“Discontent is linked to corruption (and) corruption is a terrible cancer,” Gurria said Tuesday during a World Economic Forum session entitled “Strategic Outlook: Latin America”
“Less than half of the people trust the government,” Gurria said, before adding that this leaves many to wonder: “Why should I pay my taxes if they are going to go to somebody’s pocket?”
“We have to get the confidence back. … This is the single most important challenge we have.”
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