Mandates for Change: Anticorruption and Latin America’s New Leaders


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Across Latin America, a new generation of leaders has ridden into office on a wave of citizen frustration with entrenched government corruption. The leaders’ central campaign promises were rooting out graft and increasing transparency: now, as they assume their mandates, they face the challenge of making those promises a reality. From Mexico all the way down to Paraguay, how can Latin American governments deliver on their anticorruption commitments? What specific policies are new governments in the region advancing? And how should we measure their success?

To analyze these questions, the Inter-American Dialogue and the Inter-American Development Bank are pleased to host “Mandates for Change: Anticorruption and Latin America’s New Leaders” This is the third event in an IDB/Dialogue symposia series that convenes leading anticorruption, transparency, and integrity experts to identify targeted solutions to these issues in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Dr. Lea Gimenez

Division Chief, Innovation in Citizen Services, Inter-American Development Bank (@lea_g_d)


Benigno López

Minister of Finance, Paraguay (@BMLopezB)

Félix Ulloa

Vice President-elect, El Salvador (@fulloa51)

Wagner de Campos Rosário

Minister of Transparency (Controladoria-Geral da União), Brazil 


Michael Camilleri

Director, Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, Inter-American Dialogue (@camillerimj)


A light breakfast will be provided. Please note that this event will be held in Spanish with interpretation provided.