• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Costa Rica, Panama tops in Central America for bringing in illegal cash flows

February 16, 2011

Panama and Costa Rica lead the way in illegal money flow in Central America, according to a report issued by Global Financial Integrity.  When compared to the country’s gross domestic product, Panama and Costa Rica have the largest illegal cash flow, right ahead of Honduras. Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala rank near the bottom of the list.

A total of $14,000 million per year in illegal cash flows could be found in Central America. The report analyzed the flows of money generated by criminal activities and corruption between 2000 and 2009.

Costa Rica contributed $4,359 million of the grand total (fifth in Latin America). To view the full report, click here. (PDF)

You may be interested

Kamala Harris to visit Mexico, Guatemala to discuss migrants
Latin America
2 views
Latin America
2 views

Kamala Harris to visit Mexico, Guatemala to discuss migrants

AFP - April 14, 2021

US Vice President Kamala Harris said Wednesday she will visit Mexico and Guatemala as part of her mission to address…

Spanish TV show to feature Costa Rica travel
Costa Rica
12 views
Costa Rica
12 views

Spanish TV show to feature Costa Rica travel

The Tico Times - April 14, 2021

The Spanish television program "Planeta Calleja" will feature Costa Rica in its upcoming season, the Tourism Board (ICT) says. Jesús…

Costa Rica has received more than 1 million vaccine doses
Costa Rica
16582 views
Costa Rica
16582 views

Costa Rica has received more than 1 million vaccine doses

The Tico Times - April 14, 2021

Costa Rica received 113,490 more coronavirus vaccine doses on Tuesday night for a total of 1,022,685 doses, the Presidency reported. The…