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header1 Issues of concern

  • Corruption and impunity are serious challenges, affecting the justice system and the highest levels of government.
  • Discrimination against racial and ethnic minorities is common, and Indigenous groups have struggled to uphold their legal rights with respect to land and development projects.
  • Human trafficking for sexual exploitation and forced labor remains a serious problem, despite some government efforts to combat it.

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  • Global Freedom Score

    83 100 free