Inequality and corruption
This week, we’re looking at Panama and South Africa, where corruption and inequality have been at the top of the agenda in recent elections.
While Panama’s economic growth is outpacing most of its neighbours, it has one of the highest inequality rates in the Americas. At the same time, the country has been engulfed in various corruption scandals over the past years, including the Odebrecht bribery scheme, wiretapping by former president Martinelli and, of course, the ‘Panama Papers’. This historic investigation revealed Panama’s role in hiding wealth for the global