November 1989 Campaign Letter

Petro-Canada is threatening rainforest species – and native communities – with extinction.

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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (U.S.)

(December 6, 1988) The FCPA prohibits corrupt payments to foreign officials for the purpose of obtaining or keeping business. The Department of Justice is the chief enforcement agency, with a coordinate role played by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Great Britain v. Costa Rica

(October 18, 1988) Held: (a) In respect of the Banking Transactions: That the Costa Rican Law of Nullities, which in effect relieved Costa Rica of any obligations in respect of these transactions, did not constitute an international wrong. The transactions in question, which in themselves did not constitute transactions of an ordinary nature and which were ” full of irregularities,” were made at a time when the popularity of the Tinoco Government had disappeared, and when the political and military movement aiming at the overthrow of that Government was gaining strength.

1986 Campaign Letter

As Canada’s enormous response to Ethiopian famine showed, we Canadians are a generous people. Probe International is determined to make this generosity effective, to have our foreign aid spent true to the spirit in which it is given, because when aid is dispensed irresponsibly, with little or no scrutiny of any kind, the result is not just waste and corruption but projects that all-too-often become environmental and human nightmares.