Paraguay has been incrementally redressing its judicial independence, but s still at the bottom of its income group and region. An nearly every component, its progress over the past ten years has been below average, explaining what it remains the absolute laggard. However, a decent, although by no means overwhelming mass of critical citizens and some press freedom will continue to put some demand for good governance. Unlike other Latin American countries, which have exhausted preventive tools and must absolutely reform their judiciary, Paraguay can progress still a lot by administrative simplification, removal of legal privileges and increased transparency.
Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index
Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years