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Can collective action reduce corruption in Latin America?

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 16:26
Por: 
Olivia Ferris Laporte

Corrupt acts are condemned worldwide and unfortunately, corruption is a social plague in Latin America.  Politicians and corporations are under constant public scrutiny.  However, small acts, individual acts, are more tolerated. Why do we complain that our taxes are not being used wisely, when we take every possible chance to “minimize” our payments? Why is it socially acceptable to bribe a police officer, to pay at the border to move up the line and to inflate your expenses just by a little?
The Corruption Perception Index of Transparency International demonstrates (See Figure 1...

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Can collective action reduce corruption in Latin America?

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 09:25
Por: 
Olivia Ferris

Corrupt acts are condemned worldwide and unfortunately, corruption is a social plague in Latin America.  Politicians and corporations are under constant public scrutiny.  However, small acts, individual acts, are more tolerated. Why do we complain that our taxes are not being used wisely, when we take every possible chance to “minimize” our payments? Why is it socially acceptable to bribe a police officer, to pay at the border to move up the line and to inflate your expenses just by a little?

The Corruption Perception Index of Transparency International demonstrates (See Figure 1

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Adjunct Director of CLACDS participates in a panel at the “Summit for Mesoamerican Energy Investment” 

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 11:43
Por: 
mauren.esquivel@incae.edu (Mauren Esquivel)

INCAE, November 6th, 2014 --On November 4th Ana María Majano, the Adjunct Director of the INCAE Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS) moderated the ministerial panel at the “Summit for Mesoamerican Energy Investment” at the Intercontinental Hotel in Guatemala City. 

The Guatemalan government organized the event with the support of the Interamerican Development Bank, the US State Department and the World Bank. Otto Pérez Molina, President of the Republic of Guatemala commenced the event, which was attended by more...

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Overwhelmed with excessive work?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 11:36

You have 168 hours a week. Where did you invest them?

You have over 100 unread emails at the end of the day, the next day’s calendar is full, someone wants an urgent appointment with you, your child needs a ride to the dentist (also urgent), no one can take him except you, you have not put gasoline in the tank and it’s nearly empty, you have to come have dinner with the kids, but forgot to go to the supermarket at noon so you need to go right before dinner, and it’s too late to make the lunch boxes for the kids tomorrow and you feel...How do you feel?

Scott...

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What do big corporations, millennials and sustainability have in common?

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 16:26
Por: 
Olivia Ferris Laporte

Some people believe politics is the way to create social change because there is direct involvement in policy-making and enforcement.  I want to generate change but I’m not so sure about being actively involved in politics. I try to be an active citizen, engage in community activities and generate others. In my opinion, private businesses are one of the most effective social mobilizers.

Private businesses: first steps

One of the first steps for the private sector to encage with civil society was through philanthropy. Donating to communities on...

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