Ten takeaways from a carnival of corporate chicanery—five reasons why it marks an encouraging turning point for the region, and five reasons to doubt that graft won’t continue to thrive.
Archive of: 2017
Most outsiders see Chile as the lowest risk country in the region when it comes to bribery and corruption, but something uncomfortable is afoot.
Opinion polls have pointed to radical populist AMLO sweeping to power in 2018, adding risks to businesses, but the political fall-out from the recent earthquakes could scupper his chances.
Anti-corruption prosecutors in Lima have leaked a document that provides a snapshot of the detail that is emerging of the money flows at the heart of the Brazilian company’s international bribery scheme.
The surge in nationalist fervour and amplified doubts over NAFTA is a dream-come-true for Andrés Manuel López Obrador, but the presence of an external enemy can lead a populist to morph into a radical.
Odebrecht’s disclosure of bribery across the region will test each country’s political willingness and institutional autonomy to act on evidence of industrial-scale corruption.