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Congress to Investigate DEA Cartel ‘Money Laundering’

U.S. congressmen are investigating reports that drug enforcement agents laundered millions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels as part of an attempt to monitor and...
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Guatemala President’s In-Law on the Run in Money Laundering Scandal

The sister-in-law of Guatemala's president is a fugitive from justice, facing embezzlement charges, as well as allegations that she laundered money in Panama and...
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US Drug Agency Launders Drug Money in Sting Ops: NYT

The New York Times published a front page article this weekend on how the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) launders millions of dollars for the Mexican...
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Money Laundering Crackdown Flounders in Mexico, But Does it Really Matter?

Despite a gathering consensus around the idea of making financial ops a key part of Mexico's anti-drug strategy, cracking down on money laundering will never be...
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$5.3Bn Laundered through Peru’s Banks in 2011

The agency that regulates banking in Peru estimates that $5.3 billion in illicit funds have passed through the country’s financial system so far this...
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US Tightens Rules on Prepaid Cards to Stop Money Laundering

The U.S. Treasury aims to crack down on the use of prepaid cards to launder money, a tactic which officials fear could be gaining popularity among criminal...
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Money Laundering and the Myth of the Ninja Accountant

Those who think that financial investigations are the key to unravelling organized crime are living in a fantasy world, where drug empires can be taken down with...
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Lobo: Seized Drug Cash Should Fund Honduras Security Forces

Honduran President Porfirio Lobo said more of the cash seized from drug traffickers should be distributed more quickly among the security and defense...
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Costa Rica Tops List of Money Laundering in Central America

More money is laundered through Costa Rica than any other Central American country, according to a study presented by the Central American Bank for Economic...
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Colombia Cartel Laundered European Profits Through Ecuador

Colombia's Norte del Valle drug cartel has been laundering money through a network in Ecuador, according to the Ecuadorian...
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Colombian Officials Arrest Money Launderer for ‘Chapo’ Guzman

Police have arrested a Colombian woman accused of laundering money for the Sinaloa Cartel, shedding light how the powerful Mexican gang tries to disguise the...
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In Rare Move, Bolivia and Chile Cooperate in Drug Ring Bust

In the one of the first acts of cooperation since Chile and Bolivia had a spat over the arrest of Bolivia's former top drug czar, the two countries collaborated in...