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You are traveling on business in West Africa. As you are leaving country X, the passport control officer at the airport tells you there will be a delay of 12 hours in the "processing" of your passport. You explain that your plane leaves in 30 minutes, and the official suggests that a contribution of $50.00 would probably speed things up. What would you do? Why?

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1. You are traveling on business in West Africa. As you are leaving country X, the passport control officer at the airport tells you there will be a delay of 12 hours in the "processing" of your passport. You explain that your plane leaves in 30 minutes, and the official suggests that a contribution of $50.00 would probably speed things up. What would you do? Why?

It seems that unrestrained free enterprise not only feeds corruption, it is ...

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Based on the scenario, this solution explains if the person should pay the airport official the $50.00 to speed up the process or if this might be consider bribery and against the law. Supplemented with an article on the anti-corrupt laws in West Africa.

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