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What Every American Should Know About Paying Bribes When Traveling Abroad

Published On 06/29/2017 Published On 06/29/2017
Travel Bribe at Customs
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Police officers in rio de janeiro, brazil | Alexandre Rotenberg/Shutterstock
Police officers in Istanbul, Turkey | thomas koch/shutterstock
It pays to stop thinking of bribes as a thing you’re somehow above.
Police officers in Moscow, Russia | Free Wind 2014/shutterstock
“I suggested ‘maybe there is a way we can settle this’ and they immediately started becoming friendly.”
Red Light District, Bangkok, Thailand | Christopher PB/Shutterstock
“I realized that it was a negotiation. I knew he wanted us to go across the border. He would get nothing if we didn’t.”