With the trial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak still frequenting global news headlines, the spotlight for anti-money laundering and anti-corruption issues has largely stayed on the Middle East. But there’s another part of the world, a little closer to home, where U.S. companies still need to exercise caution and that’s Latin America.

This region of the world presents American companies with a volatile and risky combination of a history of public corruption coupled with booming growth, particularly in industries where foreign companies often need to rely on public bidding.

To learn more about the anti-money laundering enforcement efforts in Latin America, as well as how U.S. companies can re-double their efforts to ensure compliance, we are speaking with Will Barry and Jeff Lehtman, both partners out of the Washington D.C. office of Richards Kibbe & Orbe.

You can listen to the episode now by clicking the Play button on the built-in player below, or listen to the money laundering and corruption risks for U.S. companies in Latin America episode later.

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