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26 May 2017
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Conflict of interest, facilitation payments, officials “robbing just a little”, harassment, traffic of influence. Only a few of the many faces of corruption.
Communication: A key element to drive value forward in Latin America
A time of challenges and trials
Betting on the historical-natural market
Ethics and the fight to end corruption are also a part of the agenda for Latin America
By: Luis Hernandez Martinez
The current situation is difficult. The headlines in the most important Latin American newspapers are proof of that. We are experiencing times that are rich soil for many challenges, in many different areas (political, financial, social, technological). “It is all true. As regular citizens, we face challenges. I have been to several countries in Latin America, and in all of them, just like in Mexico, there is a lot of room for improvement. Problems, several challenges, but we also share the same culture, values, and ideas. All of them provide us with great opportunities”, said Mario Camposllera, International Liaison Partner for PKF Mexico.
In an interview with Alta Direccion Juridica (ADJ), Camposllera states that “Latin America is a natural market that we must push forward and make grow. Especially when it comes to collaborate among countries.” Obviously – he went on – regardless of the direction that the relation between Mexico and the United States may take: “It will also be important to strengthen trade with Spain, a historical door to do business between Europe and Latin America. We are going to work to create wealth and equity in both regions of the world.”
In the opinion of the official, Mexico does a lot of business with Latin America but still has potential to grow even more. Why? Because the commercial and cultural relationship between our country and the region is not a new one. In fact, it can only be described as historical.
“We will work, however, to strengthen communication even more. To be more proactive in the creation of wealth. Referrals of clients and business deals will be key to materialize opportunities in the area in terms of wealth for everyone”, he added.
What about the fight to end corruption? Are there also plans to battle that Latin American common denominator, that, in fact, is spread worldwide as well? Mario Camposllera replied that several parts of the Mexican Firm are members of a number of boards of professionals “so, we have valuable first-hand information on how to prevent and fight corruption. In the firm, we also have a three-member Ethics Committee whose main goal is ensure clients that the firm will uphold the highest ethical standards always.”
The official stated that “we are prepared to grow in the coming years as a country, and as citizens. The macroeconomic numbers don’t lie. There is still some ground to cover, that is true. Yet, I am an optimist. I invite all of you to be informed and get ready.”
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