Macri’s Fight Against Corruption in Argentina Takes a Hit

Macri’s Fight Against Corruption in Argentina Takes a Hit
Argentine President Mauricio Macri makes a statement regarding an investigation into his role in offshore companies, April 7, 2016 (AP photo by Natacha Pisarenko).

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing WPR series on the impact of corruption and various countries’ efforts to combat it.

Last week, a prosecutor in Argentina asked for an investigation into illegal enrichment allegations against former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her son. In an email interview, Manuel Balán, an assistant professor at McGill University, discussed Argentina’s fight against corruption.

WPR: How big a problem is corruption, both low- and government-level, in Argentina, and to the degree it is one, how does it manifest itself in daily life?

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