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header1 Issues of concern

  • Corruption is endemic, especially among elected officials, contributing to widespread disillusionment with and dysfunction in the political system.
  • Independent journalists and civil society activists face harassment and violent attacks in reprisal for their work on politically sensitive topics.
  • The population suffers from high rates of violent crime and impunity for police abuses that disproportionately affect Black, Indigenous, and LGBT+ people.

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  • Global Freedom Score

    73 100 free
  • Internet Freedom Score

    65 100 partly free