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Following the Money Trail in Central America: Money Laundering and Implications in Regional Security

The Red Centroamericana de Pensamientos e Incidencia discussed their recently published paper, “Following the Money Trail in Central America: Money Laundering and Implications for Regional Security.”

Date & Time

Wednesday
Nov. 9, 2011
12:30pm – 2:30pm ET

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Overview

On November 9, 2011 the Wilson Center's Latin American Program in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation welcomed members of the Red Centroamericana de Pensamientos e Incidencia (laRED), a network of Central American research and policy organizations, to discuss their forthcoming paper, “Following the Money Trail in Central America: Money Laundering and Implications for Regional Security.” 

laRED is a network of eleven Central American research and policy organizations, based in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.  La Red itself has its headquarters in Guatemala.  The network is an especially welcome development.  Its very existence reflects the recognition that, just as transnational crime knows no national boundary, efforts to investigate organized crime and devise policies for confronting it must also be regional.  Former Vice President of Guatemala Eduardo Stein and Enrique Sáenz of Nicaragua’s Fundación para el Desarrollo de Centro América (FUNDESCA) presented a progress report and some the group's initial findings of a regional study of money laundering and its implications for regional security.

Click here to watch with Eduardo Stein, former Vice-President of Guatemala, discuss the challenges ahead for his country and its new President.

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Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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