Scandals In Latin America Are Good For Fighting Corruption
Corruption scandals can shake countries' economic and political institutions, but they're a step away from impunity.By Kate Grumke | October 26, 2015
Imagine for a moment that the U.S. is so rife with corruption that after months of protests and unrest, we elect a comedian as president. (Video via Univision)
Maybe that's not so far-fetched in a country where young people have counted "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" among their most trusted news sources for years.
But in Guatemala, it's reality. Guatemalans were so fed up with corruption in their country, they elected a comedian to the highest office. Jimmy Morales ran with the slogan, "Not corrupt, nor a thief."