Apr 7th 2004 | MIAMI
From The Economist print edition
The “war on terror” has spawned a battle against corruption in Latin America
SINCE September 11th, the United States has become more sensitive about some threats that it once seemed resigned to living with. In its own backyard, one of the old enemies it has begun to engage more vigorously is Latin American corruption. The days when crooked leaders could launder their embezzled money in Florida with impunity may be coming to an end. Corrupt officials are also losing another asset, which many prize almost as highly as cash: their American visas. ...