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Mexico Bribery Case Hushed Up by Wal-Mart

on April 23, 2012

MEXICO CITY ? In September 2005, a senior?Wal-Mart?lawyer received an alarming e-mail from a former executive at the company?s largest foreign subsidiary, Wal-Mart de Mexico. In the e-mail and follow-up conversations, the former executive described how Wal-Mart de Mexico had orchestrated a campaign of bribery to win market dominance. In its rush to build stores, […]

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Two Years After the BP Spill

on April 23, 2012

On March 3 Nicole Maurer learned of the proposed settlement between BP and hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast businesses and residents harmed by its 2010 oil spill, the largest in US history. In her cramped but immaculate trailer on a muddy back road in the small town of Buras, Louisiana, Nicole tells me that […]

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Meet Bahrain?s Best Friend

on April 4, 2012

Last year, as the government of Bahrain violently suppressed an Arab Spring protest movement, an unlikely champion of the small Gulf nation emerged on Capitol Hill in Washington: Democratic Rep. Eni Faleomavaega, the delegate from American Samoa. Faleomavaega, who has been a non-voting delegate in Congress since 1989 and is now the third-ranking Democrat on […]

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