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    Chinchilla Satisfied with Costa Rica’s Corruption Index RankingThe Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, said she is satisfied with Costa Rica’s third place ranking throughout Latin America and 49th place in the world on the Perceptions Index for Corruption released today by Transparency International (TI).

    “Of course we are very pleased that Costa Rica keeps leading countries in Latin America and further improvements in this secto are observed,” she said in a statement.

    On a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clear), transparency in Latin America from high to low was Uruguay (73), Chile (71) Costa Rica (53), followed by Cuba (46), Brazil ( 42) and El Salvador (38).

    Chinchilla said that during this time, her government has incorporated measures to prevent corrupt acts especially in digital processes for government contracting and procurement, as well as transparency standards in social aid, housing, scholarships, and pensions. (EFE)

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