The Coronavirus Pandemic and Corruption

“Corruption is an insidious plague that has a wide range of corrosive effects on
societies”, were the overwhelming and remarkable words used by the former SecretaryGeneral of the United Nations, Mr. Kofi Annan.
Since then, despite the exponential growing of international instruments intended for
prevent and prosecute the corruption, as well as the creation of the respective national
regulations to tackle this plague; the worldwide situation concerning the incidence of
corruption and its related crimes, has not substantially changed, on the contrary, it is not
optimistic at all, and even has gotten worse for many countries, to the point it could be
said that it has become a pandemic with the effects of such a phenomenon.
The last years the democracy has been experiencing a dramatical erosion
around the world, and the international neoliberal economy has been struggling to
overcome a systemic crisis.