Cancun, Q.R. — PRD says it regrets Mexico’s first place position when it comes to corruption in Latin America.
The PRD president in Quintana Roo, Jorge Aguilar Osorio, says that citizen participation is the key to fighting corruption, so he welcomed the both the Executive and Legislative branches to become committed to offering transparency.
After Transparency International released the results of the Global Corruption Barometer entitled Corruption and People: Latin America and the Caribbean which placed Mexico in first place in Latin America,, the leader said that it is regrettable and shameful that country is leading the list, which reveals that Mexico is the most corrupt country among the 34 members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
According to the data, the perception of corruption is increasing with 62 percent of the people surveyed saying they believe corruption has increased in the 12 months prior to the survey and that more than half consider the government has been inefficient in the fight against corruption.
“In the PRD, we are convinced that citizen participation in the three spheres of government, as well as being a constant part of the decisions made by the rulers, are the key to reducing corruption because what we can not afford as a society is to see the corruption as a cultural issue,” he noted.
He says it is necessary to continue working on the issue of combating corruption from all walks of society.
“All this will reduce corruption rates, because for the PRD there is no other way to generate a real change in society, rather than with the participation and vigilance of citizens,” Jorge Aguilar reiterated.
The PRD’s state president added that in Quintana Roo, efforts are being made to combat corruption, as there is already a State Anti-Corruption System and an anti-corruption prosecutor, as well as transparency mechanisms in the state government, which seek transparency the acting of the authorities.