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- 1931 days ago -
The giant American retailer, which also has stores in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and several Central American countries, has been accused of systematically paying bribes in Mexico that total more than $24 million over the course of several years.

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Fiona Ogilvie (565)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 3:55 pm
No surprise. Walmart abuses the globe.

Carol H (229)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:31 pm
noted, thanks Cal

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 8:53 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 10:15 pm
They are quite accustomed to bribing governments, but no doubt other businesses that might stand in their way as well. They are a disgusting company.

Ro H (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 5:10 am

lee e (114)
Friday January 11, 2013, 8:58 am
These mega-industries own our government! Sadly noted!

Roseann d (178)
Friday January 11, 2013, 12:24 pm
It's becoming a WalMart World. YUCK! When you visit a foreign country, it would be great to NOT see Golden Arches, a Friggin' WalMart sign...and the glut of other US companies infiltrating and destroying native culture.

Sheri Schongold (7)
Friday January 11, 2013, 4:14 pm
They are no different than all these companies and industries that do the same to us. We are not owned by ourselves anymore. We are owned by them and their lobbyists.

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday January 11, 2013, 6:26 pm
Noted. So, this is how they spend chunks of their profiting off paying workers such low wages.

Gloria H (88)
Friday January 11, 2013, 6:44 pm
"family owned" how folksy can ya get? Actually, Walmart was the only store in Jalisco Mexico that I could get a sewing machine...Singer....made in Vietnam!
ps If you have an old Singer or Kenmore...metal one...they sew better than the new plastic pieces of ka-ka made now! Worth tracking down obscure places to get replacement parts...they are built like the old Buicks!!!

Tammy Taylor (12)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 2:38 am
This is terrible, but it is WALMART we're talking about ... again!

Madhu Pillai (22)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 3:08 am
Well.... it has bribed it's way into India, against the wishes of the people, thanks to a corrupt, very bribal

Ro H (0)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 6:31 am
surprised, NOT

. (0)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 10:23 am
In Mexico, anything can be bought or sold - from a gun to a multi-million dollar corporation- not a big surprise; neither is the information about Brazil.

Ana Passos (2)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 5:12 pm

Tim C (2420)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 7:25 pm
thanks Cal.

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 10:56 pm
How naive to think fukmart is doing their bribing in Latin America! They are doing it here in the USA as well. Los angeles' Chinatown is getting a fukmart that got approved at the 11th hour, and anyone who thinks that bribery was not involved is not only naive but gullible. Fukmart is the death for small business owners! This fucorporation is EVIL. No employee benefits, fair pay, insurance etc... The 5 Walton's are amongst the worlds richest people. Their employee 's get slave labor pay. So rethink buying at this destructive monopoly!

Nimue Michelle P (339)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 12:53 am

Sergio Padilla (65)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 8:53 am
It is worrying! I live in Nicaragua Central America, and I wouldn´t like to have a Walmart here! Thanks
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