In Caracas, Latin American Experts Define Plans against Money Laundering

By Dialogo
September 29, 2011

In Caracas, experts from 15 Latin American and Caribbean countries are
analyzing plans against drug-related money laundering that will be submitted to the
member countries of a special OAS commission for the fight against this crime, the
Venezuelan Government announced.

The experts from the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD),
attached to the Organization of American States (OAS), are holding their
thirty-third meeting to define new plans and strategies against the laundering of
drug money.

During the meeting, Venezuela assumed the chairmanship of the group for the
period 2011-2012.

“We have to tweak the group’s mandate so that we can issue model regulations
or documents that can be of use to the different member states” in their fight
against money laundering, said the group’s new chair, Annalibe Ruiz, who is also
head of the anti-money-laundering directorate of the local anti-narcotics

Delegations from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the
Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, the
United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela are attending the meeting, in addition to OAS