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Peru Breaks Up Shining Path ‘Money Laundering Ring’

Peruvian authorities have charged 19 members of the extended family of the Quispe Palomino brothers, who head the Shining Path rebel group, with laundering drug...
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‘Organized Crime Laundered $10 Bn in Mexico in FY2011’

Mexico’s Ministry of Finance says organized crime may have laundered up to $10 billion last year, much of it profits from drug trafficking. But understanding the...
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Giving the Green Light to Dirty Money: Guatemala

In Guatemala, dirty money leaves the country in tourist class, in the luggage of hundreds of men and women recruited by criminal organizations that export bills of...
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Guatemalan Money Smuggler Swallows $50,000

Police in Guatemala have arrested a man attempting to leave the country with nearly $50,000 concealed in his stomach, a tactic that officials say is becoming an...
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US Downgrades Argentina Over Money Laundering

Argentina was listed as a country of "primary concern" for money laundering in the latest State Department report, which calls on the country to "urgently address"...
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Jamaica Seizes Over $8M in Assets, Looks to Expand Money Laundering Law

Jamaica has frozen more than $8 million in assets, some belonging to alleged drug traffickers, as the country rolls out legislation to target illicitly obtained...
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Money Laundering Task Force Critiques Bolivia, Cuba

Cuba and Bolivia have been mentioned on the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) list of countries with "strategic deficiencies" in the fight against money...
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Spain Indicts Criminal Group Accused of Financing FARC

Spain's National Court has indicted 52 people for laundering drug money, some of which allegedly helped in financing the FARC, further highlighting the rebel...
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Traffickers Launder $85bn a Year in US

According to a US Department of Justice official, international drug traffickers launder $85 billion a year in the United...
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Peru Has Zero Current Convictions for Money Laundering: Govt

Peru's justice minister, Juan Jimenez, vowed to increase the government's efforts against money laundering after revealing that the country currently has no...
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US Adds Guatemalan ‘Drug Queen’ to Blacklist

The United States Treasury Department has designated a little-known Guatemalan woman as major criminal force in the country, as well as the...
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US Treasury Targeting More than Panama-based Operation?

The United States Treasury Department's announcement that it was placing a Panama-based money laundering operation on its list of Specially Designated Narcotics...