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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...
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U.S. Citizen Arrested With Nearly $4 Million at Mexico Border

Mexican authorities have arrested a U.S. citizen and a Ukrainian traveling on a bus carrying over 3.7 million dollars in...
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Money Laundering Makes Up 3% Colombia GDP

The amount of money laundered in Colombia each year has risen to eight billion dollars, more than three percent of the country's GDP, according to...
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Mayor Goes Free, Mexico Fails Again to Prosecute ‘Corrupt’ Politicians

The collapse of a criminal case against the former mayor of Cancun adds another embarrassment to a string of failed attempts by Mexico's authorities to charge...
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Costa Rica Removed from Tax Haven “Grey List”

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) removed Costa Rica from its “grey list” of tax havens after signing its 12th international...