Despite Confession, Former El Salvador President’s Sentencing Is Bittersweet

By Tristan Clavel (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez) On 12 september 2018, Eliás Antonio Saca, an ex-president of El Salvador (Central America), was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the embezzlement of more than $300 million and money laundering. The sentencing is an important step in the fight against corruption in El Salvador, but the sentence Read more about Despite Confession, Former El Salvador President’s Sentencing Is Bittersweet[…]

‘ndrangheta, 45 arrests in Reggio Calabria, including a known criminologist: “She brought the detained bosses’ messages outside”

By ALESSIA CANDITO   An operation by the “Direzione distrettuale antimafia” (DDA, or “Direct Anti-Mafia Directorate”) conducted by the Carabinieri against two gangs from Rosarno (Reggio Calabria). There were several accusations, including international drugs trafficking: they found large consignments of cocaine from South America and hashish from Spain and Morocco, destined for the North Italian market. Read more about ‘ndrangheta, 45 arrests in Reggio Calabria, including a known criminologist: “She brought the detained bosses’ messages outside”[…]

AMLO and The Mexican Structural Problem

By Eduardo Salcedo-Albaran During the last decade, Mexico has reached unprecedented levels of violence, not only in quantitative numbers but also in qualitative terms. For instance, 2017 was the most violent year recorded in the past two decades, with more than 29,000 violent murders and followed by 27,000 recorded in 2011. Not only various quantitative Read more about AMLO and The Mexican Structural Problem[…]

A new European Union directive imposes more transparency for the cryptocurrency sector

On July 9, 2018, the European Union (EU) Parliament implemented changes to the anti-money laundering legislation about the transparency of cryptocurrency exchanges. The new legislation is called the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive. The decision to make the changes was made by the EU Parliament earlier this year, in February, when Europol alarmed the EU, saying Read more about A new European Union directive imposes more transparency for the cryptocurrency sector[…]