19.: Colombia during the financial crisis of the 1980s
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The 1980s debt crisis brought havoc to most Latin American economies, with some countries reducing their GDP by more than 10 percent in a year. A remarkable exception was Colombia, where the economic crisis was very mild. The Colombian GDP did not fall in any year, there was no public debt default or hyperinflation, and the total cost of bank bailouts was lower than 6 percent of GDP. Nevertheless, the crisis of the 1980s in Colombia is a case study of the social costs of conflicts of interest and tunneling in the banking sector.

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