What Happens In Latin America Doesn't Stay In Latin America

Law360, New York (November 30, 2015, 11:35 AM EST) -- Nicholas Berg

David Peet

Deanna Foster When the Petrobras scandal broke in March 2014, Brazilian citizens were not surprised that corrupt officials associated with the state-owned oil company had allegedly accepted bribes in exchange for lucrative construction contracts. Bribery and corruption have long been hallmarks of how business is done, not only in Brazil but in the rest of Latin America as well. What is surprising is how the people of Brazil reacted to the news: Rather than accepting the status quo, protestors took to the streets to voice their outrage and demand change. Almost two years later, the outrage in...

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