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Corruption in Latin America: A New Era of Collaboration Agreements?

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

March 28, 2019



Latin American countries like Brazil and Argentina have recently adopted “U.S.-inspired” plea bargain and leniency mechanisms, sometimes leading to unprecedented advances in the fight against corruption (i.e., Lava Jato). Yet the quality of these instruments varies substantially across jurisdictions, and some countries seem hesitant to embrace them. Are these forms of collaboration a precondition for building a stronger anti-corruption environment? How do they impact policy and business? Should we expect more countries to adopt them? If so, what are the lessons learned from places like Brazil?

This event is part of AS/COA’s Anti-Corruption Working Group series.

This event will be in English and Portuguese. Translation will be available.

Registration: Free admission for AS Members at Contributing Level, COA Corporate Members, AS and COA Board, CIAC, President's Circle, YPA members. Admission is $15 for nonmembers, all other AS members. Prior registration is required.


  • Fernando Carrillo, Inspector General of Colombia @fcarrilloflorez
  • Leandro Daiello, former Director General of Brazilian Federal Police, Partner at Warde Advogados
  • Joon Kim, former Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Cecilia Tornaghi, Managing Editor of Americas Quarterly (moderator)

Event Information: Emilie Sweigart | | 1-212-277-8390
Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at before 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27.

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Fernando Carrillo Flórez

Inspector General of Colombia

Fernando Carrillo Flórez is the inspector general of Colombia, having previously served as the minister of justice, minister of the interior, ambassador to Spain, director of the Legal Defense Agency of Colombia, and representative of the Inter-American Development Bank in Paris and Brazil. He was one of the promoters of the “Séptima Papeleta” movement, which created the National Constituent Assembly of 1991, in which he participated as the president of the Judicial Committee.

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Leandro Daiello

Former Director General of Brazilian Federal Police, Partner at Warde Advogados

Leandro Daiello is a partner at Warde Advogados and the former director general of Brazil’s federal police. He was a lawyer for nearly a decade and joined the federal police in 1995. Daiello later served as the chief of the Drug Enforcement Unit of the state of Rio Grande do Sul (SRS) from 2002 to 2004. Between 2004 and 2006, he was chief of the Tax Evasion and Smuggling Unit of the SRS, and later served as chief of the Tax Evasion and Smuggling National Unit from 2006 to 2007.

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Joon H. Kim

Former Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Partner at Cleary Gottlieb

Joon H. Kim is a partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, focusing on white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations, regulatory enforcement, and crisis management, as well as complex commercial litigation and arbitration. He joined Cleary Gottlieb in 1997 as an associate in the litigation group. From 2000 to 2006, Kim was an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, and from 2006 to 2013, he was part of Cleary Gottleib’s enforcement and litigation group, becoming partner in 2009. Before serving as the acting U.S.

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Cecilia Tornaghi

Managing Editor, Americas Quarterly

Cecilia Tornaghi is the managing editor of Americas Quarterly. A Brazilian-American journalist, she has been covering Latin America for the last 20 years with a focus on policy, business and economics. She spent 13 years at Bloomberg, starting as a Nasdaq reporter, then as an anchor, news editor, deputy managing editor for Bloomberg Brasil TV and lastly as Latin America correspondent for Bloomberg TV interviewing heads of state, cabinet members, and C-suite executives from across the region.

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