Corrupción: La mayor epidemia que sufre Colombia

Translated title of the contribution: Corruption the biggest epidemic that Colombia suffers

Gressy Kareny Rojas Cardona, David Mendieta

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Objective: Colombia is a country rich in natural resources, its gross domestic product (GDP) tripled in the last 30 years, according to ECLAC data, but at the same time, according to the Gini index of the World Bank, it is one of the countries most unequal in the world. The main objective of this article is to show the relationship between corruption and inequality in Colombia and how this scourge has become evident at the time of the global pandemic. Methodology: This study is a bibliographic review that follows the descriptive-analytical method. The document is made up of three parts; The first is a general view of the problem to get to its origin, then some figures are presented that give an idea of the evolution in the country to conclude with some examples of corruption that occur at the time of COVID-19 in Colombia. Results: It was shown that corruption is the biggest epidemic that Colombia suffers, even above the armed conflict or the crisis caused by the COVID -19 virus. Contributions: In Colombia, corruption has become an epidemic that drains public resources and is more costly for the country than war. The greatest health emergency in history, caused by the COVID-19 virus, has required the immediate intervention of State entities, allowing direct contracting, but this in turn has endangered the billions of pesos invested, showing that In a country like Colombia, crises do not stop the corrupt, but rather stimulate them.

Translated title of the contributionCorruption the biggest epidemic that Colombia suffers
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)296-315
Number of pages20
JournalRevista Opiniao Juridica
Issue number32
StatePublished - 2021


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