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The World Cup and Olympics: Highlighting Corruption Risks in Brazil’s Construction Sector

Two years ago, FCPAméricas featured local perspectives on the corruption risks arising from the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, both being hosted by Brazil. Now, with the first World Cup match occurring today, the reports of specific instances of abuse are starting to come in. Many of these reports relate to the construction […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Responding to Bribe Requests

Unfortunately, companies in Latin America and elsewhere continue to face demands for bribes when conducting business. While many companies have implemented policies and procedures prohibiting bribery and communicated them to employees, oftentimes employees do not know what to do or say when confronted with a bribe request. This post highlights how companies can address this […]

Author: Carlos Ayres

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UNODC: Assessing Corruption Risk in Public Procurement

The following is a guest post from Francesco De Simone, an Advisor at the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Center, part of the Christian Michelsen Institute, and former Senior Policy Director at Transparency International – USA. Corruption is prevalent in public procurement in both developing and developed countries, despite a significant body of research and analysis that has resulted […]

Author: Guest Author

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FCPA Compliance for SMEs: How smaller companies meet enforcement agency expectations

FCPA compliance expectations for multi-national corporations (MNCs) are relatively clear. Enforcement authorities regularly describe them in FCPA resolutions and public statements, and FCPAméricas provides its own overview here. But how should small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) apply these standards, especially smaller companies that still have significant corruption risk profiles? SME’s resources, personnel, and capacity are […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Impact of the FCPA and UK Bribery Act in Latin America: Perspectives from Venezuela and Chile

The impact of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act on business in those countries can be measured in different ways: the total fines imposed, the number of compliance officers hired, and the existence of this blog and others like it. But what do these two laws – which criminalize bribes paid […]

Author: Matthew Fowler

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