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 ...
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
Michael Corkery | NYT Last Updated at June 22, 2019 01:49 IST