The Anti-Corruption Institute was founded in 2018. It is a non-profit organization, that seeks to identify, investigate and analyze the causes and effects of corruption, ethical violations, abuses of power and the wider lack of transparency, integrity and accountability in public administration and the private sector, both nationally and internationally, in order to propose comprehensive and multidisciplinary solutions aimed at the eradication, mitigation and/or control of the associated risks.

All too frequently, numerous politicians, businessmen and other individuals congregate behind closed doors and effectively divide up the State between them, looting it to receive the “spoils of war”. The consequence of this is that the State effectively becomes more of a marketplace, and rather than serving its citizens, is nothing more than a source of “income” for the corrupt, which is very much to the detriment of the most vulnerable Colombians.

But, what if someone dared to reveal just how these politicians are participating in these different, unethical, activities? What would happen if the public knew with whom their public servants meet? Or whether the databases detailing the income of public sector workers that are currently stored within these public entities were published to provide the hard proof of what we all already know is the reality? Could we perhaps save our democracy?

This is at the very heart of CabilVeo’s mission. CabilVeo is the lastest initiative from the Anti-Corruption Institute that seeks to publish in open source data, all relevant information regarding the appointments, trips taken and gifts received by officials from 37 government entities. To this end, we seek to bring greater visibility to the otherwise hidden and corrupt power networks within the country.

You, too, can join us in our crusade as we fight to ensure ours is a country free from corruption.

Please support our work. Your donation will be used to finance the web platform that we will use to publish all the information collected following several months of research and analysis.

The controversial visits to Minister Carrasquilla

The publication El Poder (The Power) had access to an investigation carried out by the Anti-Corruption Institute whereby hundreds of people were able to see who had had appointments to see various Ministers or Ministers and Directors of other institutions of the State.

Blood is thicker than water

In the El Espectador newspaper, Camilo Enciso, Director of the Anti-Corruption Institute, presented one of the discoveries made during the CabilVeo Project. The findings present the arrival of Claudia Daza (also known as Cayita Daza, a former adviser to Álvaro Uribe), Álvaro Eduardo Pupo (who is linked to paramilitary processes), and Nixon José Cáez (a major contractor from the César department) to the ICBF offices [ICBF is Colombia’s national Family Welfare office]. In the list of arrivals, it appears that the three visitors were headed to the office of Juliana Pungiluppi, the former Director of the ICBF. However, Pungiluppi asserted that she met only with Daza.

These meetings throw up a series of questions to which Enciso seeks an explanation from National Government, given that “Cayita” Daza could exploit her position as an official from the Congress of the Republic in order to benefit a third party.