Anti-bribery legislation advances

The legislature approved on first reading Thursday a rewrite of the bribery law to comply with the  standards of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development,

The law, No. 19.904, will adjust the local laws to cover in more detail international transactions, said a legislative summary.

Costa Rica is seeking to affiliate with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which has been mainly for First World nations. The measure needs one more vote to go to Casa Presidencial.

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