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Think you know Colombia? Think again

Colombia's capital city, BogotaFor many years Colombia was considered a wild destination suitable only for the risk prone and adventurous. It even appeared on the no fly list of many countries due to drug wars, high crime rates, and a struggling economy.

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When are aboriginal and tribal leaders ‘foreign officials’ under the FCPA?

One of the ongoing definitional challenges facing compliance professionals worldwide is whether and under what circumstances traditional authorities, such as aboriginal ‘‘band’’ or ‘‘tribal’’ leaders, qualify as ‘‘foreign officials’’ under the FCPA.  These traditional leaders, after all, routinely exercise considerable influence over business matters.

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