The Odebrecht scandal has tainted nearly every government in Latin America over the past few years. Those less affected are in countries where the rule of law is strong. Voter anger is leading to sweeping political change throughout the region, in some cases, to candidates and parties on the far right, which may give rise to a number of new geopolitical challenges in Latin America. Economies may sputter as governments scale back infrastructure investments, being just one of the long-term effects of the massive corruption wave sweeping the continent.
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