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Entries in Brazil (224)

Thursday
May192016

Vantage Drilling reopens Asia customs and immigration bribe probe

Image courtesy of Vantage Drilling InternationalA Houston-based drill ship operator said Friday it reopened an investigation into possible bribes in Asia for customs and immigration officials "in light of the allegations in the Petrobras matter."

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Friday
May132016

Acting Brazil President Dissolves Anti-Corruption Agency

The first formal act of Brazil’s interim president has been a Provisional Measure that completely dissolves Brazil’s main anti-corruption enforcement agency, the Comptroller General (CGU).

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Thursday
May122016

Andy Spalding: Dilma’s Removal and the New Rule of Law in Brazil

Early this morning, Brazil’s Senate voted to move forward with President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment trial. Under Brazilian law, Dilma must immediately step down from office for the duration of the trial, which could be as long as six months.

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Wednesday
May112016

UK Enforcement: Former banknote company exec convicted of overseas bribery

Image courtesy of Innovia SecurityA former manager of a polymer banknote manufacturer was convicted Wednesday of four counts of making corrupt payments to a foreign official.

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Wednesday
May112016

Corruption is Not Cultural: The Jeitinho Brasileiro in Decline

Some say there are places where corruption is “cultural.” But that’s not exactly true. And ironically, Brazil now proves it.

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Monday
May092016

Andy Spalding: Here's the ebook we wrote about Brazil’s anti-corruption triumph

Image courtesy of the University of Richmond Law SchoolThe University of Richmond Anti-Corruption Research Team is proud to announce the release of our ebook, “Olympic Anti-Corruption Report: Brazil and the Rio 2016 Games.”

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Thursday
May052016

Andy Spalding: Brazil's Untold Success Story

The media would have us believe that Brazil is in a state of unmitigated crisis and collapse. But that’s just the surface story.

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Tuesday
May032016

Fernando Cevallos: For Latin America, ISO 37001 brings needed compliance credibility

I live in Mexico City and work in Mexico and Latin America. Here's what ISO 37001 looks like from my perspective.

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Monday
Mar282016

Zimmer Biomet: Feds still investigating Brazil and Mexico FCPA allegations, DPA continues

Orthopedic device maker Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. said in a securities filing Friday the DOJ and SEC are still investigating possible FCPA violations in Brazil and Mexico.

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Thursday
Mar172016

Brazil in chaos: Lula sworn in as cabinet minister, federal judge and protesters fight back

Brazil descended deeper into political chaos Thursday after a federal judge moved to block the swearing in of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as chief of staff to the current president, Dilma Rousseff.

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Friday
Mar112016

Petrobras wreckage: Marcelo Odebrecht sentenced to 19 years in prison

Brazil construction tycoon Marcelo Odebrecht was sentenced to 19 years in prison Tuesday as part of the ongoing investigation into corruption at state-owned energy giant Petrobras

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Tuesday
Mar012016

Olympus pays DOJ $22.8 million to resolve Latin America FCPA offenses

Olympus Corporation of the Americas said Tuesday settled two separate investigations, including one involving Foreign Corrupt Practices Act offenses.

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