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Posts Tagged: Argentina

Latin America Enforcement Report – June 2015

Here are highlights from Latin America in connection with corruption, enforcement, and compliance through May 2015.

Argentina: The Minister of Planning, Julio de Vido, and the governor of the Chubut province, Mario das Neves, are under investigation by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for involvement in a bribery scheme to award oil contracts.… Continue Reading

Threat to peace: Kleptocrats and diversionary wars

In her excellent book, Thieves of State, Sarah Chayes argues persuasively that foreign corruption is a threat to U.S. national security because it drives people to radical Islam. There is an additional aspect to this problem: corrupt regimes are a national security threat because they start wars in order to divert attention from their own corruption.… Continue Reading

What’s up with graft and the World Misery Index?

The 2014 World Misery Index ranks 108 countries for how much “misery” the people in a country are experiencing. The amount of misery is arrived at by adding the unemployment, inflation, and bank lending rates, and subtracting the percentage change in real GDP per capita.… Continue Reading

Impending graft arrest in Indonesia ID card program

Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Tuesday named the director of the Home Affairs Ministry as a suspect in an investigation into corruption in the nation’s e-KTP (electronic identity) card program.

The Home Affairs director Sugiharto (Indonesians often use just one name) was in charge of the 2011-2012 tender for the nationwide identity card system.… Continue Reading

Siemens managers charged with bribery in Argentina

Seventeen people — eight current and nine former managers of Siemens AG — were accused Friday of bribing officials to help win a contract to produce national identity cards while Carlos Menem was president of Argentina in the late 1990s.… Continue Reading

Bo trial becomes surreal family drama

Former China political leader Bo Xilai is on trial for embezzlement and abuse of power.He was once a political superstar in China, perhaps destined to lead the country. But for the past five days, Bo Xilai has been on trial for corruption and abuse of power.… Continue Reading