US Targets Latin America & Caribbean Countries as Major Drug Trafficking Centres

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The US Department of State has released a list of ‘major money laundering countries whose financial institutions engage in currency transactions involving significant amounts of proceeds from international narcotics trafficking’ and nearly all Caribbean and Central American jurisdictions were named in the list.

The 2018 version of the US International Narcotics Control Strategy Report’s list was fairly all encompassing of South America and the tropics. With the only countries omitted from the list after meeting certain requirements were:

Puerto Rico.
the US Virgin Islands.
French Guiana.
Guadeloupe.
Martinique from Africa.