Four of every 10 Mexican businessmen say government takes “bite” for contracts

An IMCO report analyzes the economic, political and social costs of corruption in Mexico.
An IMCO report analyzes the economic, political and social costs of corruption in Mexico.

Animal Politico

Forty-six percent of Mexican entrepreneurs revealed that government officials ask them for bribes in exchange for a contract or business opportunity.

In addition, 57 percent of entrepreneurs admitted using managers with access to privileges or to intercede on their behalf with authorities; 65 percent claimed to have lost a business opportunity before a competitor that used influences or paid a bribe, while 63 percent said they “strongly agree” that corruption “is part of the business culture in Mexico”.

These are four of the main results of a report on corruption in Mexico by the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO), which includes essays by researchers and academics who analyze costs economic, political and social corruption in the country.

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