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Entries in Brazil (245)


Peruvian Family Business

Peru's President Ollanta Humala (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)Peruvian President Ollanta Humala’s brother, Alexis, is being investigated over irregularities related to his partnership in Krasny del Peru SL, a pharmaceuticals company that won more than 500 million soles ($191 million) of government contracts.

This is the second major corruption scandal involving the family of the president, who assumed office in July last year.

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Calling All Social Entrepreneurs

We all know what to call a secret €5,000 pay-off to win a contract.

But, question: What do you call the opposite of a kick-back?

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Former Agentine President On Trial For Graft

Photo courtesy of Biografías y VidasIn Argentina this week, the first-ever trial of a former president opened, fascinating the public and lifting the profile of the fight against corruption across Latin America.

Fernando de la Rua, left, is accused of "aggravated active bribery" and "misappropriation of public funds."

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Corruption Super-Trial Opens In Brazil

Thirty-eight defendants -- mainly politicians and associates -- are accused of participating in the biggest money-for-vote scandal in the country’s history.

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Brazil Puts Brakes On Anti-Graft Law

The word on the street now is that the legislature will likely not act until at least after October, if then.

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Embraer's Open-Ended Investigation

Brazil-based Embraer S.A., the world's third largest commercial aircraft manufacturer, updated its FCPA disclosure this week.

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Vote Delay On Brazil Clean Company Act

Last week we discussed Brazil's overseas bribery bill, the Clean Company Act, which a special committee of the legislature's lower house was scheduled to vote on May 23rd. That vote has been postponed.

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Focus on Latin America: Brazil at a Crossroads (Conclusion)

Business and sport will converge in Brazil, with its uncommon fortune of hosting, back to back, the world’s two greatest sporting events: in 2014, the FIFA World Cup; in 2016, the Summer Olympics. Will it mesmerize or disappoint?

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Focus on Latin America: Brazil at a Crossroads (Part Two)

Two separate piles of BRICs? Is that where we’re headed?

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Focus on Latin America: Brazil at a Crossroads (Part One)

Brazil’s legislation of 2002 implementing the OECD Convention conspicuously lacked a legal principle that has elsewhere proven a cornerstone of anti-bribery enforcement: corporate liability.

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Biomet Pays $22.8 Million To Settle Bribe Charges

Biomet Inc. today became the latest medical device maker to settle FCPA offenses.

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Embraer Hit With SEC Subpoena

Brazilian aircraft company Embraer said this week it received a subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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