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FCPAméricas Interviews The Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery

Author: Carlos Ayres

KosDrago Kos, the Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery, leads the Group in its monitoring and evaluation of the laws implementing the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention by its Parties. He recently told FCPAméricas what to expect about the Phase 4 Evaluation (previous phases are discussed here), where Latin America fits in the fight of bribery of foreign public officials and key achievements of the OECD-Latin America Anti-Corruption Programme:

What are the pillars of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention’s Phase 4 Evaluation?

In the upcoming Phase 4 Evaluation we will assess our member states’ efforts and results in the following areas:

progress on the implementation of outstanding recommendations from previous phases,... Read more

A New, Transparent Argentina?

Author: Guest Author

MacriThe following is a guest post from Diego Cano and Gavin Parrish of FTI Consulting. Mr. Cano is a Managing Director in the FTI Consulting Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice and is based in Buenos Aires. Mr. Parrish is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and

is based in Houston, TX.  This post is edited from the original version, and reprinted with permission from FTI Consulting, Inc.

In December 2015, Mauricio Macri donned the blue-and-white presidential sash of Argentina, following his hard-fought and surprising presidential victory. He immediately proceeded with a flurry of reforms by promptly slashing export taxes, removing capital contro... Read more

Lava Jato’s Judge Moro Speaks to Washington

Author: Matteson Ellis

MoroBrazil’s Lava Jato, also known as “Operation Carwash,” is the largest anti-corruption prosecutorial effort in the world today. And perhaps the most important individual behind that effort is Sergio Moro, a federal judge overseeing several of the criminal proceedings. On July 14, 2016, Judge Moro spoke to an audience in Washington DC at the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The points he made deserve attention.

Corruption in Brazil is Systemic: Judge Moro did not mince words. He made it more than clear that corruption in Brazil is systemic, that it has been “a rule of the game,” and that the schemes uncovered in Lava Jato reflect this fact. He said, “It’s true. It&#... Read more


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