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La Puerta Giratoria del Poder

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La Puerta Giratoria del Poder (The revolving door of power) is an interactive data visualization about the executive power in Chile, its connections with the private sector and its conflicts of interest. The aims of this project is to visually describe the transit of public officials from and towards the private sector. It is grounded in a research conducted by Ciper (Journalism Research Center – Chile) allowing to build a database containing information from people working in sensitive areas of the public sector since 2010, including ministers, secretaries, mayors, etc. The labors records begin in 2000 and they are categorized into three sectors; public, private and NGO and others, and also by areas; finance, health, communications, etc. The purpose of the visualization is that the information presented could be used to detect potential conflicts of interest together with showing which areas are more connected between different sectors and therefore are more exposed to potential conflicts.