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Walmart bribery charge reflects fact of life in Mexico

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BUILDING MARKET SHARE: A Mexican Walmart is one of hundreds. The Arkansas retailer dominates the business there, helped by bribery, according to recent reports.
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  • BUILDING MARKET SHARE: A Mexican Walmart is one of hundreds. The Arkansas retailer dominates the business there, helped by bribery, according to recent reports.

The allegations that Walmart bribed heavily to gain dominance in Mexico occasions a New York Times look at the institutionalized nature of bribery in Mexico and the cost it puts on the country's economy.

"Everybody does it" is, of course, not an affirmative defense if accused of breaking the U.S. law intended to discourage illegal activities by U.S. companies operating elsewhere.

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