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Venezuelan Money Laundering Schemes Continue To Thrive in US

The seizure of a fleet of luxury cars bound for Venezuela in Florida has shown how officials and allies of President Nicolás Maduro are still seeking to sidestep...
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Two Former Panama Presidents Indicted for Corruption and Money Laundering

The indictment of two former Panama presidents may mark a watershed development for the Central American nation's fight against corruption after years of...
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New Index Finds Corruption Worsening Across Latin America

An index looking at the ability of Latin American countries to combat corruption has highlighted that signs of progress are still few and far between, and the...
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The Professor and the Fixer: How a Colombian Middleman Got a Crime Specialist to Launder Money

While a guilty plea for money laundering by a decorated University of Miami professor continues to send shockwaves through the academic, law enforcement and crime...
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The Fall of Álex Saab, the Venezuelan Regime’s Trusted Money Man

With the arrest of Colombian businessman Álex Saab, Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro has lost a suspected international money launderer who authorities say...
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Mexico’s Criminal Groups and Tequila Industry Continue Thorny Relationship

Revelations that the Jalisco Cartel laundered hundreds of millions of dollars through front companies posing as tequila vendors is the latest chapter in a...
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Money Laundering Allegations Dog Mexico’s Cruz Azul Soccer Club

Although the Mexican soccer league has canceled the rest of its season, one of its most acclaimed clubs has remained in the headlines as three of its directors are...
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EU, Caribbean Nations at Loggerheads Over Money Laundering Blacklist

The European Union's latest money laundering blacklist included four Caribbean nations that have been deemed to be high-risk countries. The list was met by cries of...
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International Money Laundering Schemes Latest to Fall Victim to Coronavirus

Dirty cash from the illicit drug trade is piling up in major US cities as the novel coronavirus hobbles yet another fundamental component of the operations of Latin...
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All Bark, No Bite: How US Bungled Case of ‘Major’ Money Launderer

US authorities alleged Nidal Waked and other members of his powerful and well-connected family in Panama were among “the world’s most significant drug money...
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Argentina Puts Seized Assets to Good Use in Coronavirus Fight

Authorities in Argentina are using assets seized from drug traffickers to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, a tactic which can be replicated in other...
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Has Panama Kicked Its Money Laundering Habit?

A new report says that Panama remains a nation of “particular concern” when it comes to financial secrecy and money laundering, suggesting that the Central...