'Examining the Effectiveness of the Kingpin Designation Act in the Western Hemisphere': Eric Olson Testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere
On November 8, 2017, Eric L. Olson, Deputy Director of the Latin American Program and Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute, testified before the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He discussed the effectiveness of the Kingpin Designation Act of 1999 to fight organized crime networks and illicit financing in the Western Hemisphere.
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