Managing Corruption at the Local Level in Latin America

Running a business in Latin America can require almost daily interactions with local government officials to obtain licenses and permits, pay taxes, and pass health and safety inspections, among other things. But, according to the 2024 Latin America Corruption Survey conducted by Miller & Chevalier, in partnership with 14 Latin American law firms (2024 Survey), interactions with local government officials is an increasing area of concern for bribery and corruption. In a guest article, Miller & Chevalier members Alejandra Montenegro Almonte and James G. Tillen, along with associate Julia Herring, analyze the 2024 Survey results related to perceptions of municipal corruption, the risks associated with corporations interacting with municipalities, potential factors affecting municipal corruption, and compliance strategies companies are using to address corruption risk at the local level. For coverage of previous Latin America Corruption Surveys, see “A Comparative Look at Anti-Corruption Compliance Program Expectations in Latin America” (Oct. 28, 2020), and “Managing Corruption in Latin America’s Police Forces” (Sep. 16, 2020).

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