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Bitcoin use on rise to launder drug money, report says

Drug cartels in Mexico and Colombia are increasingly using cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin to launder money, the UN-linked International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) said...

Costa Rica Money Laundering Investigation Results in 35 Raids

The Organization of Judicial Investigations (OIJ) launched 35 simultaneous raids early this morning as a part of a case of an alleged large scale...

In 2020, assaults decreased and fraud increased in Costa Rica

Costa Rica projects to close the year with 80,000 criminal complaints, a lower number than that registered in 2019, which accounted for more than 100,000.

Liberty Reserve founder Arthur Budovsky pleads guilty to money laundering charges

Arthur Budovsky, 42, the founder of the Costa Rica-based cyber-currency operation Liberty Reserve, pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiring to run a money laundering operation, the U.S. Department of Justice announced last Friday. He faces up to 20 years in prison.

Honduras court orders house arrest for US-targeted tycoon Jaime Rosenthal

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – A court in Honduras Wednesday ordered house arrest for one of the country's biggest tycoons over suspected tax evasion, adding to his legal woes after being targeted by the U.S. for laundering drug traffickers' money.

Starving crocodiles finally fed amid Honduras legal row

Some 11,000 crocodiles unfed for almost a month because their Honduran owners had their assets frozen by U.S. authorities finally got some chow Tuesday. "That will take care of us -- for two to three days," the farm manager said.

Honduras crocodiles starve after US freezes elite family’s assets

More than 10,000 crocodiles are starving to death on a farm in Honduras after the U.S. froze the assets of the crocs' wealthy owners following accusations that the family laundered money for drug traffickers.

Elites in Honduras, not just gangs, the target of latest US money laundering indictment

A money laundering indictment by the U.S. government last week against one of the most powerful families in Honduras has rattled elites in Central America used to being treated with kid gloves by authorities.

Honduras shutters bank linked to drug trafficking

The Honduran government said it would guarantee deposits for the 220,000 customers of Banco Continental, which is being shuttered because its owners are accused in the U.S. of laundering money for drug traffickers.

Honduran football and banking magnates indicted on money laundering charges in US

One of the men indicted, Yankel Rosenthal, has a football stadium in San Pedro Sula named after him.

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