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All posts by Lucas Zanoni

New Brazil bill seeks to add NPAs and whistleblower rewards

Earlier this month, the Brazilian Minister of Justice Sergio Moro presented a bill proposing an “anticrime package,” establishing “measures against corruption, organized crime and crimes committed with serious violence.”

The bill proposes modifications in fourteen laws, ensuring the enforcement of the conviction after an appellate court judgment, increasing the effectiveness of the jury, guaranteeing the serving of the sentences, increasing the penalties for crimes related to firearms, reforming the crime of “resistance,” and criminalizing slush funds.Continue Reading

Lucas Zanoni: Brazil banks now required to adopt compliance programs

Brazil’s Central Bank issued a rule on compliance policies for financial institutions and credit unions. Resolution Nº 4,595 of August 28, 2017 requires these institutions to adopt compliance programs.

Under the new rule, boards of directors of financial institutions are required to send documentation to the Central Bank and an annual report with the results of activities related to the compliance function.… Continue Reading

Latin America Enforcement Report – September 2015

Here are some highlights from Latin American about corruption, enforcement, and compliance through August 2015.

Argentina: Three former employees of the Argentinian Mint (Casa de La Moneda) and a representative of the German company Atlantic Zeiser were sentenced to prison for an overpricing scheme, in which the SOE’s employees took bribes to award contracts for the purchase of technical equipment.… Continue Reading

Latin America Enforcement Report – July 2015

Here are highlights about Latin American corruption, enforcement, and compliance through June 2015.

Although some countries aren’t strictly “Latin American” (Guyana and Puerto Rico, for example), they’re usually included in the regional grouping, and I thought it was appropriate to mention them.… Continue Reading