For Brazilians, no political institution is as corrupt as Congress. In second comes the government’s executive branch, with the judicial system coming in at a distant third. At least, that’s what a recent survey published by Transparency International reveals us.
That difference between perceptions of the judicial system and other branches of government is peculiar to Latin America. In general, countries from other regions of the globe don’t see judges and courts as detached from lawmakers and the presidency when it comes to endemic corruption.
In 2016, Transparency International, an international NGO, interviewed 22,000 people spread across 20 Latin American countries.