Chile has been one of the most successful new democracies in building control of corruption in the world, with a general audit agency (the Contraloria) which can be ranked as among the most powerful and efficient in the world and a judiciary which used to be the envy of Latin America. Its democratic politics have been from the onset plagued by finance scandals, however, which, coupled with perceptions of lack of social fairness have undermined trust in government. Chile needs absolute transparency in its party funding and public spending to restore trust and make its citizens value what they achieved already while demanding for more progress.
Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index
Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years