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The Future of Anti-Money Laundering in Latin America

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

February 6, 2020



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All major anti-corruption investigations in Latin America in recent years share a common feature: they have relied heavily on financial intelligence and, more broadly, anti-money laundering (AML) tools. Several factors are driving regional progress in AML, including new technologies, stronger government agencies, and increased international collaboration. But new challenges and risks—from cryptocurrencies to the politicization of AML agencies—are also testing Latin America’s ability to detect, crack down and prevent financial crimes.

What are the main trends in AML in Latin America? How will they affect governments, businesses, and citizens? What can we learn from the use of financial intelligence in recent investigations?

This event is part of AS/COA’s Anti-Corruption Working Group.

This event will be in English and Spanish. Translation will be available.

Registration: Free admission for AS Members at Contributing Level, COA Corporate Members, AS and COA Board, CIAC, President's Circle, YPA members. Admission is $15 for nonmembers, all other AS members. Prior registration is required.


  • Diana Salazar, Attorney General of Ecuador
  • Woo Lee, Deputy Chief of the International Unit at the Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Mark Califano, Chief Legal Officer and Regional Managing Director of the Americas, Nardello
  • Roberto Simon, Senior Director for Policy and Head of the Anti-Corruption Working Group, AS/COA (Moderator) @robertosimon

Event Information: Théo de Sá-Kaye | | 1-212-277-8377
Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at before 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5.