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    Latin America Round-Up: April 7, 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: November 10, 2008

    ARGENTINA Menem on trialAlthough he did not show up at court, former Argentina president Carlos Menem began to be tried for his alleged involvement in smuggling arms to Ecuador and Croatia, the biggest corruption scandal during his years in office

    Bank records sought for corruption investigation into former Guatemala president

    Article based on an application to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged corruption by former Guatemala president Alfonso Antonio Portillo Cabrera - pursuant to two requests for judicial assistance from Guatemala - that was filed at federal court in the USA on May 23, 2008. Individuals and businesses mentioned in the request for assistance include Alfonso Antonio Portillo Cabrera, Eduardo Arevalo Lacs, Enrique Rios Sosa, Sergio Hugo Cardenas Sagastume, Maria Eugenia Padua Gonzalez, Otilia Portillo Padua, Juan Jose de Leon Piñeda, Jose Armando Llort Quiteño, Credito Hipotecario Nacional de Guatemala Bank, Salomon Abraham Molina Giron, Corporacion Financiera Americana, Confia International Corp., Corporacion Electronica de Guatemala, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentina, Audi Bank, Bank UBS Luxembourg NLU, Excell Life International, The International Bank of Miami, The Oxxy Bank Ltd., Oxxy Financial Corp., The Transcom Bank Ltd., Hamilton Bank, Riggs Bank, Bibliotecas  residenciales Para La Paz, and Mario Rolando Torres Marroquin.

    Guatemala: Alfonso Antonio Portillo Cabrera

    Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Guatemala into Alfonso Antonio Portillo Cabrera, a former President of Guatemala; Eduardo Arevalo Lacs, a former Minister of National Defense; Enrique Rios Sosa and Sergio Hugo Cardenas Sagastume, former members ofthe Department of Finances of the Guatemalan Army, and others for alleged corruption.

    Latin America Round-Up: January 4, 2008

    ARGENTINA & VENEZUELA: Laundering and Politics; CARIBBEAN: The heat from the USA PATRIOT Act; COSTA RICA: Investigating Banco Popular; Costa Rica, Head of GAFIC; Remittances on the rise; GUATEMALA: Lottery under scrutiny; MEXICO: Chairing the OAS Anti-Laundering Group; and PERU: Fujimori sentenced.

    Spain: Augusto Pinochet Ugarte

    Application for the appointment of a Commissioner for a criminal investigation into Augusto Pinochet Ugarte, Maria Lucia Hiriart Rodriguez, Oscar Custodio Aitken Lavanchy, Marco Antonio Pinochet Hiriart, Maria Soleda Olave Gutierrez, Augusto Osvaldo Pinochet Hiriart, Maria Veronica Molina, Ines Lucia Pinochet Hiriart, Hernan Ubaldo Garcia Barzelatto, Rodrigo Andres Garcia Pinochet, Walter Thieme, Maria Veronica Pinochet Hiriart, Julio Cesar Ponce Lerou, Daniela Veronica Ponce Pinochet, Francisca Lucia Ponce Pinochet, Jacqueline Maria Pinochet Hiriart, Ivan Noguera Phillips, Alejandro Ponce Pinochet, Guillermo Martinez, Maria Jose Martinez Pinochet, Constansa Martinez Pinochet, Jaime Amunategui, Sofia Amunategui Pinochet, Lucia Amunategui Pinochet and others for alleged money laundering.

    Latin America Round-Up: March 6, 2006

    ARGENTINA: New Anti-Money Laundering unit; BRAZIL: PineBank under Scrutiny in Miami; CHILE: More controls over casinos; COLOMBIA: Businessman accused of money laundering; Rodríguez Orejuela's son in trouble; DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: The Anti-Laundering Unit fever goes on; GUATEMALA: US to help in anti-laundering efforts; INTERNATIONAL: New guidelines for correspondent banks; REGIONAL: In the footsteps of their fathers; and PERU: Laundered money is about $550 Million.

    Latin America Round-Up: March 31, 2005

    CHILE Pinochet Had 125 Bank Accounts A further investigation by a U. S. Senate Subcommittee into former dictator Augusto Pinochet's riches revealed this month that he held 125 bank accounts in the U. S., and not a few as previously

    Latin America Round-Up: January 31, 2005

    ARGENTINA: Purge in Prison; CHILE: Pinochet Investigation Becomes Global; COLOMBIA: "Let Politicians Tremble"; and PERU: Lost Millions Recovered.

    Latin America Round-Up: September 30, 2004

    CHILETracing the General's secret money The Chilean authorities assigned a special Judge, Sergio Muñoz, to investigate the alleged illegal money linked to former dictator Augusto Pinochet. Judge Muñoz has taken control of $6 million that was held in trusteeship in

    Latin America Round-Up: August 31, 2004

    CHILE: The General's Mysterious Fortune; ECUADOR: Supervising the Bank Trials; EL SALVADOR: The Money Ended Up in the Bankers' Hands; GUATEMALA: Portillo Finds a Job in Mexico; and PARAGUAY: The Paraguayan Quagmire.

    Latin America Round-Up: June 30, 2004

    ECUADOR: All Against Corruption?; INTERNATIONAL: The Riggs Bank Scandal; PARAGUAY: The return of the President; A 'No Trial' for Banco Oriental; and PERU: Something is Brewing; Americans Banned from AeroContinente.