Behind the "Pantalla": Common Corruption Risks in Mexico


As William Finnegan wrote recently in an illuminating New Yorker article, “in Mexico, it is often impossible to know who is behind something.” This is an important reminder for U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance officers. It is often a challenge to know what is going on in your foreign operations. Due diligence, trainings, audits, and risk assessments are vital. This is particularly relevant in Mexico, a country with one of the highest levels of corruption risk in the region.

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