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Report: Whistleblowing Seen as “Disrespecting Authority” in Latin America

Aarti Maharaj | December 3, 2015

A report by Baker & McKenzie, a corporate compliance practice, reveals that some of the leading risks impacting companies doing business in Latin America spans from conducting business with the government to internal investigations and third-party screening and monitoring.  The impact of these risks are expected to intensify in the coming years as new anti-corruption laws in Latin America start taking shape by ushering a new era of accountability.

Internal investigations remain a big issue. According to the report titled “Spotlight on Latin America:Seven Compliance Challenges and How To Overcome Them,” when corruption comes to light, companies should not assume that firing employees involved will resolve the problem.  

Often, confusion occurs when there’s a disconnect between departments. For example, when...

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