Wal-Mart CEO knew of Mexico bribe claim: lawmakers

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madmilker wrote:



What did International Produce Limited have to say?


Jan 10, 2013 11:10am EST  --  Report as abuse
MikeBarnett wrote:

This has been a common feature of US business for more than a decade. My business partners and I withdrew our investments from the US in 1999 when we learned that US corporations were lying about their profits. We missed the US Dot Bomb Bubble of 2000, the US Accounting Scandal of 2002-2003, and the US Financial Scandal of 2008 to the present. We visit our remaining properties in the US occasionally, but we have no plans to invest in the US at this time.

Jan 10, 2013 2:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:

So what is the point? Ohter than Reuters has a grudge against Wal-Mart.

Jan 10, 2013 2:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

The same people (congress) who each make millions each year off bribe money, going after a corporation for using bribes to “lobby” for business in Mexico. See, Walmart was just lobbying, not paying bribes.
Congress is an expert on that.

Jan 10, 2013 3:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
tmc wrote:

Welcome to the global economy folks.

Jan 10, 2013 3:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

No one is surprised that a large company would have to pay some ‘access money’ to set up shop in Mexico. The real question is, what else were they involved in? This money went to drug traffickers and human traffickers, because that’s what ‘officials’ are involved with in Mexico. At least the officials who act like this. That makes Walmart a willfull partner in crime. Yank Walmart’s corporate license in the U.S. until they pull all operations from Mexico. Make them choose.

Jan 10, 2013 4:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse

“Watch out sister/Watch out brother/Watch our children as they kill each other/with a gun they bought at the Walmart discount stores.”

Jan 10, 2013 4:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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