Allegations of bribery, kickbacks and extortion in Ecuador

Americas Now

Ecuador’s new president, Lenin Moreno, is trying to bring reform to a nation besieged by scandal. But some say, corruption is so deeply ingrained, the system may never be fixed

Latin America has experienced a wave of corruption scandals over the past decade. It’s resulted in continued backlash led by citizens and governments in several nations. While great strides have been made to strengthen institutions, establish accountability and root out fraud, allegations of graft continue to emerge.

In Ecuador a series of corruption scandals have prompted a clampdown from the top down.

As Correspondent Dan Collyns reports, it’s unclear how tangled the web of deception extends. Some analysts say the full extent of the corruption – particularly in public works and the oil sector – may never come to light.