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The Risky Politics of Anti-Money Laundering

April 27, 2020

This article is adapted from AQ's special report on migration Several factors have made Latin America better at detecting grand corruption, but one has been particularly transformative: progress in anti-money laundering (AML) All major anti-corruption operations over the past decade either began with or heavily relied on financial intelligence — from Brazil’s Lava Jato and its subsequent Odebrecht investigations in several countries, to campaign financing cases in Chile or prosecutions against high-ranking officials in Guatemala Latin America is now incomparably more...

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