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Apr 21, 2012

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NYT Breaking News: Wal-Mart Hushed Up Vast Mexico Bribery Case After Top-Level Struggle

Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Saturday, April 21, 2012 -- 2:31 PM EDT
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Wal-Mart Hushed Up Vast Mexico Bribery Case After Top-Level Struggle

An investigation by The New York Times examines a vast bribery case by Wal-Mart in Mexico and describes a prolonged struggle within the company that pitted its much publicized commitment to the highest moral and ethical standards against its relentless pursuit of growth.

Wal-Mart became aware of the situation in Mexico from a former executive, who explained how the company’s Mexican division had orchestrated a campaign of bribery to win market dominance. But instead of deciding to expand an internal investigation, Wal-Mart’s leaders decided to shut it down.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/business/at-wal-mart-in-mexico-a-bribe-inquiry-silenced.html?emc=na
 

An investigation by The New York Times examines a vast bribery case by Wal-Mart in Mexico and describes a prolonged struggle within the company that pitted its much publicized commitment to the highest moral and ethical standards against its relentless pursuit of growth.


Wal-Mart became aware of the situation in Mexico from a former executive, who explained how the company’s Mexican division had orchestrated a campaign of bribery to win market dominance. But instead of deciding to expand an internal investigation, Wal-Mart’s leaders decided to shut it down.


Read More:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/business/at-wal-mart-in-mexico-a-bribe-inquiry-silenced.html?emc=na

The Economist | Selected new Articles: The NRA's star may be on the wane



Democracy in America: The NRA's star may be on the wane
Reasons to doubt the strength of one of America's premier lobbying organisations
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Eastern approaches: The ugly game
A scandal over hotel prices may do lasting damageread more »
Newsbook: The poor are different
How many people in the world have bank accounts and what do they use them for? It is hard to say
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Baobab: Jaw jaw or war war?
How serious is the Sudanese president's declaration of war on South Sudan?
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Babbage: Tailpipe truths
Electric cars are not as clean as their makers like to claim
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Prospero: Nobody wins
Of three able nominees, none was chosen for the award this year
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Banyan: Hope in the hops
The Murree Brewery in Rawalpindi is Pakistan's most successful commercial
 institution. We stopped by for a tour (and a taste)
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Graphic detail: States of punishment
Mapping the death penalty in America
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Online debate: China's military
Is the rise of China's military power a threat to East Asian stability?
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Secret Service ousts three more in Colombia scandal | Today's highlights | Today's Headlines

The Washington Post

TODAY'S HEADLINES

TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS
Secret Service ousts three more in Colombia scandal
The U.S. Secret Service forced out three more employees Friday and investigators broadened their inquiry into the burgeoning Colombia prostitution scandal.
(By David Nakamura and Ed O’Keefe)

Orrin Hatch in strong position heading into Utah GOP convention
Two years ago, Sen. Orrin Hatch looked like a sure goner. But the six-term Republican from Utah enters the state Republican convention Saturday as the heavy favorite.
(By Paul Kane)

Outside groups plan to focus on air war, ground game in 2012 election fight
Super PACs and nonprofit groups backing Republicans will focus their millions on radio and television ads while unions and other liberal organizations are emphasizing door-to-door work.
(By Dan Eggen)

Questions surround security chief after Bo ouster
Zhou Yongkang, a little-known figure at the top of China’s power structure, may be Bo’s staunchest ally.
(By Keith B. Richburg)

In online video, minorities find a voice
A disproportionate share of YouTube’s top personalities are minorities, a striking contrast to the most popular shows on mainstream television, where the stars are largely white.
(By Hayley Tsukayama)

NATION
Web site on China hit by cyberattack
A U.S.-based Web site that has aggressively covered China’s biggest political scandal in decades was the victim of a disruptive attack, the site’s manager said Friday.
( by Ellen Nakashima , The Washington Post)

Life expectancy varies widely in the Washington area

( by David Brown , The Washington Post)

A research flip on women’s leadership
A new study titled “Women do it Better than Men” has stirred the pot over at Harvard Business Review.
( by Jena McGregor , The Washington Post)

Catholic nuns group ‘stunned’ by Vatican slap

( by Andrew Stern , Reuters)



(, The Washington Post)

More National: Breaking National News & Headlines - Washington Post



METRO
Man arrested in would-be robbery of D.C. Rite Aid that became shooting
The store manager at a Rite Aid in the District remains paralyzed below the waist.
( by Clarence Williams and Martin Weil , The Washington Post)

Untangling Arlington Boulevard
Arlington Boulevard and two interchanges near Fort Myer are getting a makeover that should smooth travel for commuters who now struggle with all the merging traffic.
( by Robert Thomson , The Washington Post)

Maryland names new schools chief
Delaware Education Secretary Lillian M. Lowery has local roots and a national reputation.
( by Michael Alison Chandler , The Washington Post)

Alexandria candidates have over $137K
14 Democratic candidates are running for six council nominations; one has raised $37,906.
( by Patricia Sullivan , The Washington Post)

D.C. taxi fare hike starts Saturday
The mileage rate will increase to $2.16 per mile from $1.50. Taxis will still charge a base fare of $3.
( by Rachel S. Karas , The Washington Post)

More Post Local: Washington, DC Area News, Traffic, Weather, Sports & More - The Washington Post


POLITICS
Romney aims to attract Hispanic voters
Mitt Romney’s aggressive stance on immigration seems to have hurt his standing among Hispanic voters, and he plans to focus on the economy to gain support.
( by Philip Rucker and Dan Balz , The Washington Post)

Secret Service ousts three more in Colombia scandal
The U.S. Secret Service forced out three more employees Friday and investigators broadened their inquiry into the burgeoning Colombia prostitution scandal.
( by David Nakamura and Ed O’Keefe , The Washington Post)

Outside groups plan to focus on air war, ground game in 2012 election fight
Super PACs and nonprofit groups backing Republicans will focus their millions on radio and television ads while unions and other liberal organizations are emphasizing door-to-door work.
( by Dan Eggen , The Washington Post)

Obama posts big fundraising for March
March fundraising figures show President Obama holding a hefty advantage over GOP rival Mitt Romney.
( by Dan Eggen and T.W. Farnam , The Washington Post)

Orrin Hatch in strong position heading into Utah GOP convention
Two years ago, Sen. Orrin Hatch looked like a sure goner. But the six-term Republican from Utah enters the state Republican convention Saturday as the heavy favorite.
( by Paul Kane , The Washington Post)

More Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More - The Washington Post


STYLE
Husband chats up unknown women
Carolyn Hax’s advice: Husband who talks to strangers could very easily be a friendly guy whom his wife is unfairly judging on her own friendliness scale.
(, The Washington Post)

Yacht at helm of Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
On June 3, Great Britain’s Elizabeth II will step — no doubt with sensible shoes — aboard the Spirit of Chartwell. The luxury cruiser will then ferry the monarch down the Thames in an event that has been billed as the crowning moment in a yearlong celebration honoring her six decades on the throne.
( by Karla Adam in London , The Washington Post)

Learn more about Amelia Earhart
The National Portrait Gallery to honor the flier and women’s rights proponent.
( , The Washington Post)

On a mission to find Amelia
Scientists will set out this summer to solve one of the great mysteries of the 20th century: What happened to Amelia Earhart?
(, The Washington Post)

Reader reaction
Readers comment on stories from the April 15 Education Issue and Gene Weingarten’s column.
(, The Washington Post)

More Style: Culture, Arts, Ideas & More - The Washington Post


SPORTS
Matusz continues his slide
Brian Matusz drops his 12th straight decision – the longest active streak in the majors and second longest in franchise history.
( by Dan Connolly , The Washington Post)

TV and radio listings: April 21

(, The Washington Post)

Detwiler, Ankiel carry the Nationals
Ross Detwiler is sublime for six shutout innings and Rick Ankiel collects three of the Nats’ four hits as Washington blanks Miami to open a three-game series.
( by Gene Wang , The Washington Post)

Landon shuts down the Saints
LACROSSE | Senior Mark Strabo anchors a strong defensive effort that helps No. 6 Landon shut down No. 2 St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes.
( by Eric Detweiler , The Washington Post)

Hunter’s system is a block party
The Capitals thwarted Boston in Game 4 by blocking 12 shots in the third period and 26 for the game. The series is tied headed to Game 5 on Saturday.
( by Katie Carrera , The Washington Post)

More Sports: Sports News, Scores, Analysis, Schedules & More - The Washington Post


WORLD
Web site on China hit by cyberattack
A U.S.-based Web site that has aggressively covered China’s biggest political scandal in decades was the victim of a disruptive attack, the site’s manager said Friday.
( by Ellen Nakashima , The Washington Post)

Huge crowd protests in Egypt
But Tahrir Square, a symbol of strength in unity last year, was a scene of discord on Friday.
( by Leila Fadel , The Washington Post)

Questions surround security chief after Bo ouster
Zhou Yongkang, a little-known figure at the top of China’s power structure, may be Bo’s staunchest ally.
( by Keith B. Richburg , The Washington Post)

In Syria, both sides report attacks
An advance team of U.N. observers, tasked with monitoring a peace plan, chose not to patrol.
( by Alice Fordham , The Washington Post)

Europe crisis creeps back into danger zone
Just as in the U.S., the question of austerity vs. growth has emerged as a major election year debate.
( by Anthony Faiola , The Washington Post)

More World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post


LIVE DISCUSSIONS
Ask Boswell about the Washington Nationals, spring training, the Capitals, the Redskins and all Washington sports
Sports Columnist Tom Boswell will take your questions about the Redskins, the Capitals, the Nationals, baseball, the NFL and more.
(, vForum)

The Fix Live
The Fix's Chris Cillizza discusses the latest in political news.
(, vForum)

Celebritology Live
Join Celebritology blogger Jen Chaney to gab about the latest celebrity gossip and pop culture news making waves across the Web.
(, vForum)

The Reliable Source Live
Washington Post columnists Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts discuss your favorite gossip, celebrity sightings and their recent columns.
(, vForum)

ComPost Live with Alexandra Petri
The Compost, written by Alexandra Petri, offers a lighter take on the news and political in(s)anity of the day.
(, vForum)

More Conversations: Discussions, Blogs, Debates, Live Q&A's and More - The Washington Post


TECHNOLOGY
Diablo III out for open beta this weekend
Diablo III is open for a free beta this weekend.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

What Apple could gain from an iPad mini
Rumors continue to swirl about a smaller iPad and what it could mean to Apple.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

‘Frogger’ being brought to new life
5th Ave. Frogger uses a classic arcade cabinet, a camera, and some motion tracking software to make the cars in the game a real-time reproduction of chaos in NYC.
( by Jeff Blagdon | The Verge , theverge.com)

Samsung may unveil iCloud rival soon
S-Cloud is similar to iCloud but without any limitations on the type of content you can upload, report says.
( by  Tom Warren | The Verge , theverge.com)

Apple iPhone rumor roundup: Liquidmetal, in-cell touch panels, more
Fresh from the rumor mill, the latest speculation about the next iPhone.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)

More Technology News - The Washington Post


EDITORIAL
Failure at FBI crime lab
The response so far hasn’t been enough.
(, The Washington Post)

Tax fraud
The dubious benefits of a GOP “small business” bill.
(, The Washington Post)

China’s corrupt secrets
Bo Xilai affair is just the tip of an iceberg.
(, The Washington Post)

A ‘cruel and unusual’ test
Should juveniles be sent to prison for life?
(, The Washington Post)

Dog bites campaign
Misjudging our capacity for the absurd.
(, The Washington Post)

More Opinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post


BUSINESS
In online video, minorities find a voice
A disproportionate share of YouTube’s top personalities are minorities, a striking contrast to the most popular shows on mainstream television, where the stars are largely white.
( by Hayley Tsukayama , The Washington Post)



(, The Washington Post)

Ezra Klein: Getting a bigger tax cut
Democrats and Republicans both agree that taxes need to be reformed, but Bush tax cuts present a ‘base line’ problem.
(, The Washington Post)

Stock markets rebound
U.S. stock markets largely reversed two days of losses on Friday, offering a sliver of hope amid otherwise disappointing economic data that has stoked fears of a slowdown in the recovery.
( by Ylan Q. Mui and Howard Schneider , The Washington Post)

Area unemployment mixed in March
Maryland’s unemployment level rose to 6.6 percent in March from 6.5 percent; Virginia’s dropped to 5.6 percent from 5.7 percent; the District’s stayed at 9.8 percent.
( by V. Dion Haynes , The Washington Post)

More Business News, Financial News, Business Headlines & Analysis - The Washington Post

NYT Morning Business News: Bank of America Accord in Lawsuit Is Challenged | NYT Today's Headlines

The New York Times
April 21, 2012

Today's Headlines 

 

TOP NEWS

Obama Sees Steep Dropoff in Cash From Major Donors

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and DEREK WILLIS
The traditional big sources of campaign funds are not delivering for President Obama's campaign as they did four years ago, leaving the president to rely much more on grass-roots support.

Concern in G.O.P. Over State Focus on Social Issues

By MICHAEL COOPER
Some Republicans, eager to focus attention on fiscal issues, fear that a flurry of socially conservative legislation in states across the country could hurt the party in the fall.

Bias Law Used to Move a Man Off Death Row

By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
A North Carolina judge concluded that bias played a part in a 1994 sentence, a ruling likely to influence the nation's discussion of capital punishment.
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"I wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your son."
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN, who is accused of second-degree murder, speaking at a bail hearing to the parents of Trayvon Martin.

World

Slide Show: In Venezuela, a Shortage of Staples

Venezuela is one of the world's top oil producers but shortages of staples are a chronic part of life.
Opinion
They Dressed Like Groucho
Opinionator

They Dressed Like Groucho

Behind the scenes at Groucho Marx's famous appearance at Carnegie Hall 40 years ago.
WORLD

Price Controls Keep Venezuela Cupboards Bare

By WILLIAM NEUMAN
Staples like milk, meat and toilet paper are hard to find in Venezuela, and many blame the government's price-control policies.

Bahrain's Formula One Gala Not Going as Planned

By SOUAD MEKHENNET and RICK GLADSTONE
Tens of thousands of Shiite opposition groups protested on Friday, calling the race a public relations stunt that masks the monarchy's failures to address political discontent.
The Saturday Profile

In a Rowdy Democracy, a Dictator's Daughter With an Unsoiled Aura

By MARTIN FACKLER
Park Geun-hye, the daughter of a slain South Korean dictator, has put herself in position to win the country's next presidential election.
U.S.

'I Am Sorry,' Zimmerman Says as Bail Set at $150,000

By SERGE F. KOVALESKI and JENNIFER PRESTON
George Zimmerman, charged with second-degree murder, apologized to the family of Trayvon Martin at the hearing, which a lawyer for the family called a ploy.

Post Offices Face Hurdles in Efforts to Diversify

By RON NIXON
Proposals for the Postal Service to expand beyond mail have met with resistance from Congress and potential competitors, but a bipartisan bill would let it enter into several new lines of business.

The Holiday for Fans of Liberalized Marijuana Laws

By JESSE McKINLEY
Antidrug groups have lambasted 4/20 celebrations as gateway events to illegal drug use, but enthusiasts celebrated their high holiday on Friday in all the traditional ways.
POLITICS
Campaign Memo

In Strategy Shift, Obama Team Attacks Romney From the Left

By HELENE COOPER
President Obama's team wants to keep Mitt Romney in the conservative territory he staked out in the Republican primary.

Romney Set to Merge Staff With National Committee

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and TRIP GABRIEL
After Tuesday's Republican primaries, Mitt Romney's campaign plans to integrate more closely with the national party.

Alaska Lawmaker Put Campaign Money to Personal Use, Ex-Aide Told Inquiry

By ERIC LIPTON
The allegations against Representative Don Young, including that he used funds for hunting trips and charter flights to his home, came to light Friday when the F.B.I. released investigation materials.
BUSINESS

Bank of America Accord in Lawsuit Is Challenged

By GRETCHEN MORGENSON
Lawyers have agreed to settle a lawsuit against the company's directors over its purchase of Merrill Lynch for $20 million, even though damages could reach $5 billion, according to plaintiffs of a parallel suit in Delaware.

No Place for Heated Opinions

By BRIAN STELTER
A Discovery Channel series about changes in polar regions does not mention causes for the thinner ice, avoiding the fury that often accompanies mention of climate change.
Media Decoder

After Flops, Disney Studio Chief Resigns

By BROOKS BARNES
Rich Ross's exit after two and a half years marks a rare misstep by Robert A. Iger, Disney's chief executive.
TECHNOLOGY
Bits

The Boom in Enterprise I.P.O.'s

By QUENTIN HARDY
Three more enterprise software companies have had exceptionally strong initial public stock offerings this week, continuing last year's trend and proving that the market has real revenue potential.

Olympus Shareholders Shake Off Scandal

By HIROKO TABUCHI and MAKIKO INOUE
The company had little trouble winning approval for a slate of directors at the first shareholders meeting since its $1.5 billion accounting scandal emerged.

Microsoft Beats Estimates as Windows Makes a Stand

By NICK WINGFIELD
Sales of Windows to consumers declined, but big businesses picked up the slack, Microsoft announced, with its earnings beating estimates by analysts expecting a drop.
SPORTS
Essay

The Lyric Little Bandbox Turns 100

By DAVID MARGOLICK
For all the "improvements" in recent years, Fenway Park, and the Fenway experience, are essentially unchanged from 1912. Particularly those glorious home runs to left.
Yankees 6, Red Sox 2

A Fenway Park Celebration Ends When the Yankees Step on the Field

By DAVID WALDSTEIN
On the centennial birthday of Fenway Park, a day filled with ceremony and recollection, the Yankees hit five home runs to crash the party and beat the Red Sox.
Giants 4, Mets 3

Mets' Pitching Rebounds, but Hitters Fail to Deliver

By ANDREW KEH
After rocky outings by Johan Santana and R. A. Dickey, Jon Niese steadied the rotation. But the Mets could not get a big hit when they needed one.
ARTS
Music Review

New Meters for the Rhymin' of Simon

By JON PARELES
Paul Simon performed a fund-raiser with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, with many of the arrangements by the orchestra members.
Critic's Notebook

Fox Network at 25: Blazing Trails and Burning Bridges

By MIKE HALE
The Fox network has been characterized by boldness from the start, set apart from its competitors by a lack of a house style and a welcome tolerance for provocation.
Television Review | 'Veep'

What's It Like Having Power? How Would I Know?

By JAMES PARKER
In the new HBO comedy "Veep," Julia Louis-Dreyfus, playing Vice President Selina Meyer, curses (a lot) while waiting for a call that never comes.
NEW YORK / REGION

For Stewards of Historic Homes, No Salary but Unbeatable Rent

By SARAH MASLIN NIR
The caretakers who tend to some of New York's most splendid manors insist they are far more motivated by the connection to an earlier era than the real estate deal of a lifetime.

Search for Boy's Body Returns to Cellar That Looked Uneven Decades Earlier

By AL BAKER and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
A handyman and a concrete floor in a SoHo building where he had a workshop have drawn the scrutiny of investigators looking into the disappearance of Etan Patz.
Mount Vernon Journal

Before Hosting 'Bandstand,' Growing Up in a City With a Complicated Story

By PETER APPLEBOME
Dick Clark's hometown was a rapidly evolving racial melting pot that today barely resembles the place it used to be.
TRAVEL

Are Travel Agents Back?

By MICHELLE HIGGINS
In the age of apps, travel agents can seem a bit quaint. Yet the industry is showing signs of growth. We profiled six rising stars to learn why, and to find out what they can do for you.
Q&A

The Tech-Savvy Traveler

By RACHEL LEE HARRIS
Ever heard of Uber or Highlight? They're just two of the apps Soraya Darabi, an adviser for digital start-ups, is using these days for travel.
Practical Traveler

Flying Through Airport Lines

By CHRISTINE NEGRONI
How to trim the time you spend in line next time you travel.
EDITORIALS
Editorial

Assad's Lies

Washington and its allies need to pressure Damascus, Moscow and Beijing. That is the only way to stop the killing in Syria and avoid another war.
Editorial

The Global Economy at Risk

The euro-zone crisis poses a grave danger to a weak global economy. But Europe's leaders are still insisting on destructive austerity.
Editorial

Justice Under North Carolina's Racial Bias Law

The Racial Justice Act gives death row inmates the chance to have their sentences reduced to life without parole based on racial bias, and corrects a gross injustice.
OP-ED
Op-Ed Contributor

Voting for Yesterday in France

By OLIVIER GUEZ
The candidates and the citizens agree: Repeal the 21st century.
Op-Ed Columnist

The Bachelor Vote

By CHARLES M. BLOW
Opinion polls suggest that President Obama may be personally popular with young men, but he doesn't have their support. How will this play out on Election Day?
Op-Ed Columnist

The Voice of Authority

By JOE NOCERA
Newspaper columnists no longer have the immense power Joe Alsop had. That's probably a good thing.
ON THIS DAY
On April 21, 1910, author Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, died in Redding, Conn.