In Caracas, Latin American Experts Define Plans against Money Laundering

In Caracas, Latin American Experts Define Plans against Money Laundering

first_img In Caracas, experts from 15 Latin American and Caribbean countries are analyzing plans against drug-related money laundering that will be submitted to the member countries of a special OAS commission for the fight against this crime, the Venezuelan Government announced. The experts from the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), attached to the Organization of American States (OAS), are holding their thirty-third meeting to define new plans and strategies against the laundering of drug money. During the meeting, Venezuela assumed the chairmanship of the group for the period 2011-2012. “We have to tweak the group’s mandate so that we can issue model regulations or documents that can be of use to the different member states” in their fight against money laundering, said the group’s new chair, Annalibe Ruiz, who is also head of the anti-money-laundering directorate of the local anti-narcotics police. Delegations from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela are attending the meeting, in addition to OAS experts. By Dialogo September 29, 2011last_img

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