Latin American Program in the News: Dólares incautados antes de volar

By Luis Ángel Sas, Prensa Libre

May 18, 2014
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El experto en lavado de dinero Daniel Rico, del Wilson Center, un tanque de pensamiento con sede en Washington, explica que las organizaciones delictivas que utilizan el contrabando de efectivo en los pasos fronterizos, incluidos los aeropuertos, son “organizaciones criminales pequeñas que necesitan mover efectivo con urgencia para hacer pagos”.

Rico asegura que el trasiego de efectivo en los aeropuertos es “el sistema de lavado —de dinero— más primitivo y vulnerable”, al cual únicamente recurren las organizaciones que no cuentan con la capacidad financiera y logística de utilizar mecanismos más sofisticados como la creación de “empresas fachada” o el lavado de activos por medio de entidades financieras.

 

Daniel Rico, affiliated with the University of Maryland and a Wilson Center expert, was quoted from the Latin American Program's event "Drug Trafficking and Colombia's Peace Process, which discussed the peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Havana. The event looked at the questions: What is the overall situation of drug cultivation and trafficking in Colombia? WHat is the FARC's role in various aspects of the drug trafficking chain? If an agreement is reached, how will the dynamic of drug trafficking in Colombia change in the post-conflict era? How does the regional debate over alternatives to the so-called "war on drugs" affect potential outcomes at the peace table? 

This article is in Spanish.

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To watch the video from the event, click here.

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