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Banmex, a Citigroup subsidiary, will pay nearly $100 million in forfeiture

US Bank Admits Criminal Failure to Stop Money Laundering to Mexico

A subsidiary of one of the largest banking corporations in the United States has admitted to engaging in criminal behavior by failing to properly investigate tens...
Haiti Senator-elect Guy Philippe

Haiti Senator-Elect Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering in US

A senator-elect from Haiti pleaded guilty in a US federal court to money laundering charges, raising the question of whether or not he will provide information on...
Chepe Diablo / Photo courtesy of Factum

El Salvador Vice President Engaged in ‘Money Laundering Methods’: Prosecutors

The vice president of El Salvador, Óscar Ortiz, is closer than he has claimed to the illegal activities of José Adán Salazar Umaña, alias "Chepe Diablo," who...
José Adán Salazar Umaña, alias "Chepe Diablo"

El Salvador Crime Boss Allegedly Laundered Money with Panama Companies

José Adán Salazar Umaña, alias "Chepe Diablo," has been accused of laundering money via shell companies in Panama, a reminder of the important role these...
Corrupt officials of Guatemala’s tax administration were allegedly involved in the scheme

How Guatemala’s Top Metal Company Avoided Millions in Taxes

Guatemala's biggest metallurgic company reportedly set up a complex scheme involving front companies, corrupt officials and fake documentation to evade taxes for...
Former President Cristina Kirchner

Argentina Ex-President Faces Mounting Corruption Charges

The former president of Argentina was indicted on charges of leading a money laundering scheme while in office, yet another legal blow to the ex-leader who is...
Panama hunts down helicopter owned by former president’s son

Panama Says Region-wide Hunt for Martinelli Helicopter is Over

After a multi-country hunt across Central America, authorities grounded a helicopter owned by former President Ricardo Martinelli's son and linked to a money...

Weekly InSight: Mexico Violence, Money Laundering and Brazil-Paraguay Narco War

In our March 30 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed some of the main stories that we covered this...
GFI estimates transnational crime to be a multi-trillion dollar industry annually.

Governments Must Go After the Money to Combat Transnational Crime: Report

A new report estimates that transnational crime in the developing world may be a multi-trillion dollar annual business, generating huge illicit financial flows that...
The United States listed several Latin American countries for money laundering in 2017

Why Did US Blacklist Most LatAm Countries for Money Laundering?

The United States has blacklisted nearly all Latin American countries for money laundering in 2017. InSight Crime explores why this is the case, and discusses some...
The US has removed over 20 entities from the "kingpin" list

US Drops Names From ‘Kingpin’ List, Accused of ‘Lacking Rigor’

The United States has dropped almost two dozen Latin American entities from its notorious drug "kingpin" list, exemplifying how difficult it can be at times to...
Rabobank is under investigation for money laundering

New Calls to Prosecute Dutch Bank for Laundering Mexican Drug Money

Human rights campaigners have filed a criminal complaint against a Dutch bank accused of laundering money for drug cartels in Mexico, as civil society looks to...