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Mexican criminal organizations generate billions of dollars in revenues in the United States each year and have developed both sophisticated and low tech ways to “launder” their dirty money and continue trafficking.This paper outlines the use of the economic and financial instruments of national power aimed at degrading transnational criminal organizations in the U.S. and Mexico and increasing their cost of doing business. It will examine the major modes of money laundering employed by the TCOs, describe current U.S. and Mexican anti-money laundering measures, and offer some options for advancing the U.S.-Mexican fight against money laundering.

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Celina B. Realuyo

Professor of Practice, William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, The National Defense University
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Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more

Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more

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