The Fight Against Corruption in Colombia


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Corruption scandals have burst into the public consciousness as never before in Latin America over the past several years, coming to light as a result of strengthened judicial systems, media investigations, and the efforts of civil society. The far-reaching bribery scandal of Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht has spread to 12 countries of the region, tainting, among others, Colombia’s 2014 presidential campaign.

In recent days, a leading judicial official in charge of corruption investigations was arrested for allegedly taking bribes. Public opinion polls in Colombia show that concern about corruption far outstrips interest in the peace process, with over a fifth of Colombians seeing corruption as the most important problem that the new president who takes office in 2018 must solve.

Please join us on Friday, July 7, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m., for a discussion on the fight against corruption in Colombia, with two leading officials at the forefront of these efforts.

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This event will be held in Spanish. 


  • Cynthia Arnson, Director, Latin American Program, Wilson Center (@CindyArnson)


  • Fernando Carrillo Flórez, Procurador General (Inspector General), Republic of Colombia
  • Edgardo Maya Villazón, Contralor General (Comptroller General), Republic of Colombia



            This event is co-sponsored by the Wilson Center.