Central America & Caribbean: main issues according to experts 2019

In a survey carried out in June and July of 2019, nearly one third of the opinion leaders and prominent journalists surveyed in Central America and the Caribbean stated that corruption was the most important problem in their respective countries. The second most cited issue, mentioned by 23 percent of respondents, regarded political instability and institutional weakness. Recently, a ranking featured countries like Guatemala, Nicaragua and Haiti among those with the highest levels of perceived corruption in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Most important problems affecting Central America and the Caribbean according to opinion leaders and journalists in 2019

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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

Central and South America

Survey time period

June 27 to July 24, 2019

Number of respondents

403 opinion leaders and journalists*

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* In a total of 14 Latin American countries. The source does not provide the exact number of respondents in each country surveyed.
During the survey, the following open question was posed: "¿Cuál diría usted que es el principal problema de su país actualmente?".
The wording chosen for this statistic may differ slightly from the original.

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