The Bribery Aisle December 18, 2012 11:09 AMSubscribe
How Wal-Mart Used Payoffs to Get Its Way in Mexico (slnyt) The plan was simple. The zoning map would not become law until it was published in a government newspaper. So Wal-Mart de Mexico arranged to bribe an official to change the map before it was sent to the newspaper, records and interviews show. Sure enough, when the map was published, the zoning for Mrs. Pineda’s field was redrawn to allow Wal-Mart’s store.