By Joshlin Sheridan , Marketing —
Ideally, government officials should be honest and trustworthy in their service to the public. This gives people peace of mind, saves money and upholds the reputation of political parties. Unfortunately, within the last few months, political scandals in Mexico have been uncovered that make it harder to trust the integrity of politicians.
Corruption In Politics
Mexico’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) is struggling to maintain its reputation due to controversial arrests in the last two months. In December of 2017, a former high-ranking official in this party, Alejandro Gutierrez, was arrested on charges of corruption. Additionally, in January of 2018, a former state governor of this same party, Roberto Borge, was extradited from Panama to Mexico. Charges against him included illegally obtaining funds, abuse of public office, and embezzlement. Borge denied these allegations.
Preventing and Detecting Scandal
Because Mexico is currently facing such a storm of accusations of corruption among members of their ruling party, it is vital to know whether or not these allegations hold water in order to take the proper legal actions. EyeDetect®, an Ocular-motor deception test, could play a vital role in discerning whether these former officials are indeed guilty of their alleged crimes. EyeDetect would also be extremely beneficial when screening potential political candidates, as well as routinely checking elected officials to reduce corruption. By so doing, governments would save thousands of dollars and not risk tainting their image with corruption and scandal. But perhaps a more important question: Would potentially corrupt politicians allow themselves to be tested?