When Corruption Funds the Political System: A Case Study of Honduras

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Written by Daniel Sabet 11 August 2020

In this report, Sabet explores four most salient types of corruption in Honduras: embezzlement of social development funds, procurement corruption, organized crime corruption, and patronage abuses in the bureaucracy. While each is distinct, in all four cases, corrupt proceeds help fund political campaigns, making corruption a core input to the political system. Sabet explores several potential sources of accountability to prevent and respond to these challenges.

Publisher: Wilson Center

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Categories: Report, Liberal Democracy