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India to Mexico, Walmart accused of paying bribes for profits worldwide

A 'sorceress' in Brazil, a 'wink' in India: Walmart pleads guilty after a decade of bribes

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Michael Corkery | NYT
Inside Walmart’s corporate offices in Brazil, one local contact was known as the “sorceress” for the ability to obtain government permits quickly.
 
In India, concerns about bribery were met with a “wink and a nod” by Walmart’s local business partner. In China, money was funnelled to a local landlord for “government relationship consulting services.” And in Mexico, cars and computers were donated to governments in communities where Walmart was planning to build new stores.
 
For more than a decade, Walmart used middlemen to make dubious payments to governments around the globe in order to open new locations, United

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First Published: Jun 21 2019 | 2:00 PM IST

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