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Stanford International Bank: Accounts by Jurisdiction

March 07, 2011 - A breakdown by jurisdiction and amounts of accounts held at Stanford International Bank.

Latin America Round-Up: January 4, 2011

January 04, 2011 - BRAZIL Football and fraud Brazil has committed to billions of dollars worth of infrastructure investments in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. The opportunities for foreign suppliers, contractors and investors are considerable. So, too, are

Latin America Round-Up: May 25, 2010

May 25, 2010 - CENTRAL AMERICA New initiative against corruptionThe countries of Central America's so called northern triangle – El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala – are studying setting up an international commission against impunity, a body capable of taking on organized crime in the

Israel seeks information about 'York University' for criminal investigation into bogus universities

January 12, 2010 - Israel has requested information about "York University" in Alabama as part of a criminal investigation into allegedly bogus universities. Details are contained in an application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence – pursuant to a request for

Latin America Round-Up: July 19, 2009

July 19, 2009 - COLOMBIA Everybody under surveillance The revelation that the Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad (DAS) – Colombia's domestic secret police service, which answers directly to president Álvaro Uribe – has illegally hadjournalists and opposition leaders in Colombia under surveillance has created a

Latin America Round-Up: April 7, 2009

April 07, 2009 - ARGENTINA Fears of more laundering rise An Argentine plan to increase tax revenue and invigorate the economy by attracting offshore assets, with a no questions asked policy, is generating criticism from experts who say it could encourage money laundering instead.

Latin America Round-Up: September 8, 2008

September 08, 2008 - ARGENTINA & VENEZUELA Extradition for Antonini WilsonGuido Alejandro Antonini Wilson, a Venezuelan US entrepreneur involved in the so called "suitcase scandal", may still be extradited to Argentina to stand trial for smuggling and money laundering, according to Assistant US Attorney

Latin America Round-Up: April 1, 2008

April 01, 2008 - Latin America Round-Up: BOLIVIA: Phony Phone Cards Come to Bolivia; CENTRAL AMERICA: Gangs and Corruption; COLOMBIA & VENEZUELA: Colombia Threatens to Denounce Venezuela; THE CARIBBEAN: Crime Wave; PANAMA: Drug Bust; PERU & VENEZUELA: Funds for Covert Meddling?; REGIONAL: 11 out of 20 countries cited for involement in narcotics trafficking.

Latin America Round-Up: November 11, 2007

November 11, 2007 - BRAZIL Fight against drugs controversy Brazil is involved an increasingly angry debate about the role of the security forces as they fight against drug trafficking mafias in shanty towns. The government decided to leave this fight in the army's hands

Latin America Round-Up: August 7, 2007

August 07, 2007 - ARGENTINA: Minister Resigned as Monday Laundering Suspect:; BRAZIL: The Berezovsky Connection; Lawsuits against Investigative Reporting; CHILE/PERU: Thicker and Thicker; EL SALVADOR: New Initiative to Report Financial Transactions; MEXICO: Former Governor Extradited; Frozen Money to Be Shared; NICARAGUA/PANAMA: Alemán Is Summoned.

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Cayman Court Secrecy: A Huge Red Flag for Foreign Investors & Clients
David Marchant
As any fule kno, the biggest enemy of fraud, corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial crime is transparency, while their best friend is secrecy. That's why the unprecedented mass sealing of cases that's taking place at the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands is repugnant to anyone with a genuine concern for financial crime.