Looking At Latin America’s Anti-Graft Earthquake
As we can see on the different sites, an earthquake changed the entire central Mexico in September, and most buildings collapsed, which means that thousands of people disappeared and some of them even died.
However, the main problem that occurred in the last few days is the question of corruption in the enforcement because they added to the size of the death toll.
This is why politics entered into the world of tremor, similar to the people before.
Earthquake And Corruption
According to Mexico City prosecutors, there are more than 150 investigations for negligence and alleged fraud related to the earthquake. The scam started after the petition campaign that signed more than a million people and resulted in money that political campaigns used for themselves without thinking of the earthquake relief. The additional things that we have to mention are that public outcry will change in 2019 after the election.
The main problem in post-earthquake response in Mexico is just another step back when it comes to corruption in Latin America. This is one norm which is still unchallenged and has to be treated the best way because that is the only situation that will give the deceased people a peace of mind.
In the last few years, countries such as Honduras, Guatemala, and Brazil created a successful campaign against corruption and officials that were involved in that kind of transactions and deals. Some experts stated that middle class exceeds the number of poor people, which means that more people are now demanding accountability and paying taxes. People are also connected to social media which makes them aware of things that are happening in the world and around them.
The main problem in social changes is the possibility to create honest answers when it comes to public affairs. Today, the most crucial war that Latin America leads is fought against corruption which became a priority for most of them. The earthquake in Mexico came at the moment where everything was different.
We have to mention that 32 years ago, there was another major earthquake that destroyed both buildings and lives. In 1985, an earthquake led to the falling off of a party of one and the democracy expanded. Maybe the latest disaster will also change Mexico’s perspective on politics and turn the idea of corruption in their inner parliaments.
Earthquake’s Effect On Tourism
You must understand that the most significant and essential sources of income for Latin America and particularly Mexico is tourism. According to the Statista portal, tourism brought $400 billion to this region. It is expected that the number will only increase. However, most people from Latin America decide to emigrate because of business and the political state.
That trend increased after the earthquake because people lost their homes and no one cares about them.
The money went to politics, to media and nothing was in front of them. That is the main reason why they decided to flaw to neighbor countries such as Columbia, Chile, and Ecuador.
Earthquake And Employment
The most significant problem that happened after the quake is an economic downfall, which was hanging on its toes right before the impact. Even though there are millions of people in Latin America, unemployment in urban settings increased to 9.2%. The post-quake response in Mexico is just another perspective and sign that Latin American corruption got to enormous heights and therefore, it threatens ordinary people with their jobs and ideals.
At the same time, people became transparent and involved in the public graft sector, and according to the survey, more than 90 million people had to pay a bribe at least once before the study. This means that every single citizen has to pay to get everything that he/she deserves through the human rights association.
There is a rising pressure against corruption, which means that we can watch the similar scenario as thirty years ago when one party fell and the time for freedom came. Of course, democracy is a word with the most significant question mark. We can only stay and see what will happen next.