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US Arrests Honduras Elite for Allegedly Laundering Corruption Proceeds

The US arrest of a man with family ties to one of Honduras’ largest government institutions is a clear sign of the limits to Washington’s leniency with its...
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Canadian Company Custom-Made Encrypted Phones for Cartels: FBI

US authorities have arrested the head of a Canadian company that allegedly made millions of dollars selling mobile phones optimized for concealing criminal...
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Venezuela’s New Digital Currency: Economic Gamble or Criminal Scam?

Venezuela is planning to launch a new digital currency called the "petro," which officials in the South American country have billed as a way to ameliorate a dire...
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Task Force Points Out Gaps in Panama Money Laundering Laws

A new report demonstrates that although Panamanian authorities have made progress in combating money laundering, the country’s laws continue to make it an...
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Argentina Strike Sheds Light on Union’s ‘Mafia Style’ Operations

An upcoming strike of the largest union conglomerate in Argentina is shedding light on labor groups’ criminal relationships and “mafia style” operations, as a...
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Colombia Asset Seizures Raise Doubts About FARC Peace Deal Compliance

Authorities in Colombia have seized properties linked to the FARC guerrilla group whose estimated value adds to evidence that the now-demobilized rebels...
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Canada’s Laws Leave Door Open for Money Laundering by LatAm Groups

Recent reports highlight a loophole in Canada’s laws that could facilitate money laundering by Latin American crime groups, particularly if the United States and...
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Takedown of Puerto Rico Crime Group Could Spur Struggle to Fill Power Vacuum

US authorities announced drug-related charges on January 18 against 104 alleged members of a Puerto Rico crime group, in a move that could leave a power vacuum in...
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Investigation Highlights Miami’s Role in Turning ‘Dirty Gold’ Into ‘Clean Cash’

A new journalistic investigation reveals the inner workings of Miami’s dirty gold trade, which has helped powerful Latin American crime groups whitewash their...
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Mexico Drug Lord’s Brazil Arrest Sheds Light on Regional Anti-Crime Cooperation

The arrest of a Mexican drug lord in Brazil sheds new light on the international operations of one of Mexico’s most powerful crime groups, and suggests that...
Is the US Kingpin Act a useful tool to combat organized crime?
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US Congressional Hearing Renews Debate on Efficacy of ‘Kingpin List’

A recent US congressional hearing on the effectiveness of financially sanctioning criminal organizations illustrated some of the flaws in the practice and also...
Mexico is struggling to combat money laundering
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Mexico Still Struggling to Combat Money Laundering: Reports

Several recent government reports show that Mexico continues to struggle with combating money laundering, a longstanding problem exacerbated by a lack of political...