Welcome to a special five-part podcast series where I take a deep dive into the Miller & Chevalier Chartered Latin American Corruption Survey. Over this five-part series I will visit with firm lawyers James Tillen, Matt Ellis, Alexandra Almonte and Greg Bates. Miller & Chevalier and 14 partner firms have tracked perspectives on anti-corruption issues in the region since 2008. It is the most comprehensive survey on the perception of corruption in Latin America.

This year, 54 percent of survey respondents said corruption is a significant obstacle to doing business – up 10 percent since 2012 – while only 45 percent of respondents believe offenders are likely to be prosecuted, down from 66 percent in 2008. Despite Latin America’s anti-corruption progress over the last decade this new survey data reveals corruption risk to be at an all-time high across the region.

In this Episode 3, I visit with firm Member Alejandra Almonte and we explore some of the Survey’s high-level findings on compliance trends in the Latin American region. Some of the highlights include:

  • What were some of the key high-level findings about corruption and anti-corruption compliance in the region?
  • Focusing on implementation of compliance programming in Latin America, what trends does the Survey show are emerging?
  • Given the enactment of laws in the region, such as Brazil’s Clean Companies Act and other anti-corruption legislation, where does the FCPA stand in the region?
  • What does the continued importance of the FCPA mean for compliance programs in the Latin American Region?

Join us in our next episode where we explore some of the Survey’s data on compliance program design and implementation with Greg Bates.

For more information on the Miller & Chevalier Chartered 2020 Latin American Corruption Survey, click here. The Survey is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.