The government of Guatemala declared a state of emergency in the Ixchiguan and Tajumulco municipalities, at the border of Mexico, which have known a surge in drug-related violence, Guatemala being a transit hub for Mexican and South American drug cartels. Troops will be sent to the two cities to prevent criminal gangs from operating.
On April 25-27, the Financial Analysis Unit (UAF) of Chile hosted a meeting of the experts team that is currently working on the “Update to the GAFILAT Money Laundering Regional Threat Assessment”.
A first sub-regional workshop on “Transparency, beneficial owner and de-risking, was held between 25 and 27 April, in Guatemala City, encompassing North America, Central America and Caribbean sub-regions.
Guatemala registered the highest number of cocaine seizures in 2016 within the last ten years, according to the country’s anti-drug prosecutor. The majority of the drug was seized at the port San José, on the country’s Pacific coast, and at the port of Santo Tomás, on the Caribbean coast. Four policemen were arrested in Spain […]
During his address at the UN General Assembly, the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, highlighted the need to combating drug trafficking and violence associated with organized crime. Countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region are still facing important challenges, despite important progresses, including the peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary […]