Corruption in land governance is commonly defined as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain while carrying out the functions of land administration and land management. When land investors target countries with weak governance, the risk of corruption is high. Likewise, corruption is more likely to occur when local elites are able to manipulate their country’s land governance systems for their own benefit.
The world at a glance: incidence of bribing in the land sector
Analysis of results from Transparency International finds crackdowns on NGOs and media are associated with higher levels of corruption.
Mexican right-wing presidential candidate Ricardo Anaya, who is polling second in national surveys, is being accused of corruption and money laundering by opposition parties who demanded he be barred from the presidential race after his own party called for an investigation into the allegations.