Mexico pushes money laundering up the agenda


There has been a sea-change in mentality. Authorities have recovered drugs and this is perhaps the first ever time that Mexico is seriously fighting back against drug traffickers, says Alejandro Tovar, a senior compliance offer for Scotiabank Financial Group, Mexico. These attempts to tackle the problem have already unleashed a wave of violence as traffickers fight back.

Difficulties for authorities and banks in controlling laundering include the high use of cash in the economy. An emerging

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