The Pulitzer-prize winning NY Times reporter David Barstow famously wrote in 2012 that Walmart was an “aggressive and creative corrupter, offering large payoffs to get what the law otherwise prohibited. It used bribes to subvert democratic governance — public votes, open debates, transparent procedures. It used bribes to circumvent regulatory safeguards that protect Mexican citizens from unsafe construction. It used bribes to outflank rivals.”
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In its quarterly SEC filing Thursday, Wal-Mart again said it is investigating both alleged FCPA offenses in foreign subsidiaries and ‘whether prior allegations of such violations and/or misconduct were appropriately handled.’
David Barstow of the New York Times described to Democracy Now how Wal-Mart de Mexico allegedly used massive corruption to win approvals for new stores, and how top executives at Wal-Mart's headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas learned about the brazen graft but covered it up.
David Barstow and Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab of the New York Times were awarded the Pulitzer Prize Monday for their investigation of Wal-Mart's alleged bribery in Mexico and the cover up that followed.