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Despite rapid crypto adoption in Latin America and the Caribbean, governments are not prepared to handle financial crime risks, GFI study finds

WASHINGTON D.C. November 14th, 2022 (@IllicitFlows) – Anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing (AML/CFT) standards in Latin America and the Caribbean have not kept pace with emerging technologies and asset classes, according to new research by Global...

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China’s Belt and Road Initiative Exacerbating Illicit Supply Chains and Trade-Based Money Laundering

Since its inception, China has spent an estimated US $200 billion on renewing and modernizing overland trade routes that make up the BRI. New research by Global Financial Integrity and King’s College London finds that improved transport corridors are fueling illicit financial flows (IFFs) and criminal exploitation as the BRI has not been designed and implemented with the aversion of crime.

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China plays an outsized role in transnational crime, illicit financial flows mirroring its growth as an international superpower

The People’s Republic of China plays an extremely impactful role as a source, transit and/or demand country in many of the most widespread and serious transnational crimes as well as a key facilitator of global illicit financial flows.

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Ganancias por extorsión en el Triángulo Norte de Centroamérica superan US$1.1 mil millones al año

Washington D.C., 8 de septiembre de 2022 (@IllicitFlows) Las ganancias del delito de extorsión en Guatemala, Honduras y El Salvador llegan a alrededor de los US$1.1 mil millones anuales, de acuerdo con el más reciente estudio realizado...

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Extortion payments in Northern Triangle amount to over US$1 billion per year, study finds

WASHINGTON D.C. September 8th, 2022 (@IllicitFlows) – Proceeds from extortion in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador amount to more than US$1.1 billion annually according to a new study by Global Financial Integrity (GFI). The report, which examined...

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GFI & ACODE Highlight the Importance of Corporate Transparency for Domestic Resources Mobilization in Uganda

GFI and ACODE, in their report “Corporate Transparency: A guide for beneficial ownership laws in Uganda”, advocate for the adoption of streamlined procedures, which are essential for economies as they implement new transparency policies.

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GFI & ACODE Evaluate the Key Elements, Opportunities, and Challenges of the OECD/G20 Tax Deal

The Global Corporate Tax Deal – An African Perspective.  Washington, DC — Global Financial Integrity (GFI) in collaboration with Advocates Coalition and Development and Environment Uganda (ACODE) in a new tool-kit examines the key elements, opportunities, and...

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GFI Submits Comment to FinCEN on Anti-Money Laundering Regulations for Real Estate Transactions

FinCEN Urged to Create New Regulations to Address the Vulnerabilities of U.S. Real Estate to Money Laundering Global Financial Integrity (GFI) today submitted a comment on regulations proposed by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) which would...

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