Former President Mauricio Funes is the latest leader to be implicated in corruption scandals that are consuming El Salvador. But investigating and prosecuting graft in El Salvador is a difficult business, given a deep-seated culture of impunity that goes back to aftermath of its brutal civil war.
On Friday, Luiz Antonio Guimaraes, Sao Paolo’s attorney general from 1996 to 2004, was sworn in as the head of the Mission Against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras, known as MACCIH. In an email interview, Eric Olson discusses MACCIH’s track record and the obstacles to anti-corruption efforts in Honduras.
The government of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is struggling to manage the fallout from a scandal involving the theft of nearly $100 million from the National Youth Service. Officials will need to do more to convince voters that Kenya has any hope of dealing with the longstanding scourge of corruption.