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Argentina Unions Struggle to Ditch ‘Mafia’ Accusations

A judge’s dismissal of an arrest warrant against one of Argentina’s top union leaders on corruption charges might be forcing some of the country’s most...
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El Salvador AG’s Office Escalates Efforts Against Corruption

An investigation in El Salvador has uncovered links between former members of the Attorney General’s office and the government of ex-President Mauricio Funes,...
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Money Laundering Tactics Adapting to Colombia Cocaine Boom

A new investigation says that record cocaine production in Colombia is causing criminal groups to diversify the ways in which they launder their money, reflecting...
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Colombia Seizes First Assets Linked to Ex-FARC Mafia

Authorities in Colombia have seized the first set of assets allegedly linked to a dissident ex-FARC mafia network, providing further insight into the economic...
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Notebooks and Plea Deals: New Weapons Against Corruption in Argentina?

The recent indictment of a former president as part of a larger anti-corruption investigation is the latest in a series of cases targeting Argentina's elites, but...
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Despite Confession, Former El Salvador President’s Sentencing Is Bittersweet

An ex-president in El Salvador has become the first former head of state in the country to confess to corruption and later receive prison time for it, but the light...
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5 Ways the MS13 Launders Money

A number of recent operations have revealed that the MS13 has developed a financial structure that’s helped them increase their income. But how does the gang...
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US-Mexico ‘Action Plan’ Thinks Big, but Impact May Be Small

The United States and Mexico have announced plans for renewed cooperation on combating Mexico-based drug trafficking groups. But although the proposed strategy...
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US Charges Point to Rampant Corruption at Venezuela State Oil Company

US authorities are charging a network of Venezuelan elites and international financial actors with laundering over a billion dollars stolen from the state-owned oil...
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New Panama Law Small Stride Towards Shrugging Dirty Money Stigma

Panama is seeking to clean up its image as a financial crimes haven by passing new regulations but the process has been tarnished by its failure to address certain...
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Weekly InSight: Widow, Son Keep Pablo Escobar’s Criminal Legacy Alive

In our June 7 Facebook Live session, Investigator Sergio Saffon and Managing Editor Josefina Salomón analyzed the criminal legacy of Pablo Escobar and the...
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Argentina Advances Laundering Case Against Pablo Escobar’s Wife, Son

The widow and son of the infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar as well as a former soccer star are accused of participating in a money laundering scheme in Argentina...