Tamar Ziff joined the Inter-American Dialogue in 2018 as a Program Assistant for the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Political and Social Thought, and has worked with the New York Times in Paris, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) in Tel Aviv, and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) in D.C. Tamar has lived in Israel, Peru, Venezuela, and Italy, and is fluent in English, Spanish, and Hebrew.
On May 30, the Inter-American Dialogue, in conjunction with the Washington Office of Latin America and the Due Process of Law Foundation, hosted an event titled “Combating Corruption in Mexico: Challenges and Opportunities”. This discussion, moderated by Maureen Meyer and Katya Salazar, featured panelists Mariclaire Acosta from Mexico’s National Anticorruption System, Alejandro Rios from COPARMEX, and Daniel Lizárraga from Mexicanos Contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad.
Peru’s inclination to growth over institutionalization could be seen as a sort of libertarian experiment—getting the state out of the way in a country where economic mismanagement has more than once led to disaster. But, while in the short term Peru has defied research that shows that institutional factors—such as corruption, bureaucratic inefficiency, and lack of trust and satisfaction in government—are consistent structural obstacles to prosperity, cracks are beginning to show.