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March 22, 2010


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Did you here about the Wachovia case? If I'm not mistaken Sinaloa is known to have the most Casas de Cambio per capita in the country.

Part of the reason is that Mexico’s laws regarding money laundering are weak.

Even more concerning, “[money laundering] offenses are not being adequately investigated.”

There is a rationale for the above. Stronger money laundering laws and enforcement would set a precedent and empower the government to then combat tax evasion and financial opaqueness by Mexico's economic elites. This would then weaken the ability of these elites to concentrate wealth. We must also ask ouselves, to what degree is the stability of the Mexican economy dependant on the billions of narcodollars that are generated by drug traficking?

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