Argentina is experiencing a political and economic renaissance that’s drastically changing its business landscape. There’s a new focus on open markets, transparency and accountability in both the public and private sectors.… Continue Reading
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A South American sports marketing company admitted Tuesday that it paid millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks to FIFA officials to win broadcast rights for the 2018, 2022, 2026, and 2030 FIFA World Cups.… Continue Reading
The Federal Communications Commission fined Siemens Corporation and Siemens Medical Solutions $175,000 Thursday for failing to disclose corporate felony convictions as required by the FCC’s rules.
Several Siemens companies hold FCC wireless licenses and were required to disclose on their applications prior criminal convictions for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and, separately, obstruction of justice.… Continue Reading
Argentina’s National Congress will soon consider a bill that would finally enable prosecutors to bring criminal charges against corporations that engage in bribery and other corrupt acts.
Argentina’s legal system currently makes it impossible to punish businesses for corruption; only those individuals who actually break the law can be prosecuted.… Continue Reading
LATAM Airlines Group S.A., a commercial airline company based in Chile, agreed to pay more than $22 million to the DOJ and SEC Monday to resolve FCPA offenses for bribing union officials in Argentina.… Continue Reading
I live in Mexico City and work in Mexico and Latin America. Here’s what ISO 37001 looks like from my perspective.
In the next few months, the Geneva-based International Organization for Standardization, or ISO, is expected to release its anti-bribery management systems standard, Number 37001.… Continue Reading
Olympus Corporation of the Americas said Tuesday it settled two separate U.S. investigations, including one involving Foreign Corrupt Practices Act offenses.
The company’s Latin America unit agreed to pay $22.8 million to resolve criminal allegations that it violated the FCPA.… Continue Reading
The CEO of South America-based LAN Airlines agreed Thursday to settle SEC charges that he violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act when he authorized more than $1 million in improper payments to a sham consultant during a dispute between the airline and its unionized employees in Argentina.… Continue Reading
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
The Cámara Federal de Casación Penal of the Republic of Argentina issued an important ruling on May 4 concerning the legal principle that no one can be punished twice for the same crime (non-bis-in-idem).… Continue Reading