Wal-Mart probe lifts lid on culture of bribery in Mexico

Apr 22, 2012 Full story: Reuters

Whether you are the world's No. 1 retailer or a humble street vendor, paying public officials a bribe may be the quickest way to get your business growing in Mexico.

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#1 Apr 24, 2012


#2 Apr 24, 2012
See I nailed this right on the head of the nail in some of my earlier posts about the Wal-Mart bribes. Almost sounds like I wrote this article if you read some of my earlier posts on a similar Wal-mart topix forum.

If you want a very good perspective on what is going on down here, I have it. I have no alliance to anyone to not tell it the way I see it, and as honest as possible. So many dramatic and unbelievable things are happening down here that some people might think I embellish things a bit much. I actually leave things out a lot.

I have been traveling through Mexico practically all my life. I live here now. I enjoy the country and the scenery and have a lot of Mexican friends. My significant other is Mexican.

I am here living with the people, and I see and hear about everything. One thing I will not do is do or say anything that could put peoples live's at risk, or mine. So I do not say things that could lead to any problems or could point the finger at any group down here, that is not already been reported.

Even the criminals pay bribes here to not go to jail or prison. I know some attorneys and they have enlightened me to a lot of the stuff that goes on here.

For those of you are that are enamored by Bonnie and Clyde, and other famous past criminals. Well here it is 100 times more interesting, but very sad at the same time. It would be nicer if it could all be talked about it in the past sense like the others in the USA. But I guess Mexicos future past is happening now. It makes things that happened within the USA pale in comparison.

Columbine, the federal building. These things are almost everyday occurrences down here.

Probably the thing I will never forget and the thing that makes me shed tears and will for ever. Is the attack on the twin towers. Because it happened on my watch.

This Wal-Mart stuff. Get over it! Not really worth talking about. It will not change anything at all about the way Mexico does business. A way of life.

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