After Its Subsidiary Bribed Mexican Officials, Wal-Mart Lobbies To Weaken Anti-Bribery Laws

By posted Apr 23rd 2012

The details of Wal-Mart’s complicity in bribery are shocking, but there is one important element that the  (New York) Times did not report.

While Wal-Mart’s largest subsidiary spent millions of dollars systematically bribing Mexican officials, the company back home has been working, through big business groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, to weaken the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), which renders it illegal for corporations to bribe officials in foreign countries.

To read more about how Wal-Mart is trying to wiggle out of its problems with the Department of Justice for clearly breaking the FCPA laws, please click here.