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Despite some progress, corruption still a widespread concern in Latin America

Employees report increased anti-corruption measures, but most say country laws are ineffective

If recent news reports are any indication, bribery, corruption and fraud are still global concerns. Evidently, Latin America is no exception, according to the recently-released Latin America Corruption Survey from Miller & Chevalier and Matteson Ellis.

Of the 439 respondents surveyed across the U.S. and Latin America, nearly 72 percent believe that their countries’ anti-corruption laws are ineffective, and 44 percent of executives say that corruption is a significant obstacle to doing business. Many respondents noted that this corruption also extends to the ranks of government and law enforcement, often rendering anti-corruption laws ineffective.

Alanna Byrne

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