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Sex scandal paves way for political changes at the IDB

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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is not used to grabbing headlines, but two years of noisy internal power struggles have captured international attention. Now, a scandal at the top of the organization that led to the firing of President Mauricio Claver-Carone may have been the final storm before a return to normalcy.

Mr. Claver-Carone’s nomination, pushed for by former US President Donald Trump in 2020, broke the 60-year IDB tradition of having a Latin American preside over the institution.

Many in the region saw the breaking of this unwritten rule as altering a well-established power balance that compensated for traditional…

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