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“There will always be a breach, we must plan to be prepared for the worst”
Rafael Nunez, the best-known Venezuelan “hacker”, now turned a high-profile computer security advisor, talks about cyber terrorism as a risk for financial institutions

“Terrorism’s center of gravity is its financing”
Daniel Rojas, Colombia’s Military Intelligence number two, pointed out that besides drug-trafficking, extortion and kidnapping, in the financing of terrorist organizations money laundering methods and practices are necessarily used in order to conceal the sources and final purposes of funds.

“AML Compliance Grace-Period for broker/dealers has expired “
Sven Stumbauer, KPMG LLP Forensic Director , is sure that recent high-profile regulatory actions taken against broker-dealers by various regulatory and self-regulatory organizations (SROs) for failing to comply with anti-moneylaundering (AML) rules and regulations appear to bring a new message: The main regulatory bodiesare entering a new era of AML enforcement.

Regulatory plan in the US could scare away clients of Latin American banks
The strict regulations imposed to U.S. banks after the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001 continue to scare away the clients who now prefer to place their money in Dubai, Europe or Panama. This, according to what David Schwartz, president of the Florida International Banking Association (FIBA), has revealed.

Banks and growing perspective
We spoke with Liliana Rojas Suarez, President of FELABAN and she said that Confidence in banking system is due to increase to continue with the bank “internationalization” process.

Have not been returned to the Colombian authorities the $ 480 thousand of Raul Reyes
Francisco Dall'Anesse Ruiz, Costa Rican General prosecutor, affirmed it, and added that by lack of Struggle Law against Terrorism, the seized money investigation has not been opened to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (the FARC).

Federal Reserve of United States increases its power of financial control.
We Spoke with Henry Paulson, Secretary of the Department of the Treasury of the United States of America,about how the Federal Reserve increases its power of financial control

Essential Elements of a Compliance Program in a Monetary Services Business
The United States law known as the U.S. Patriot Act was came into effect on October 26th 2001, and was approved in order to combat terrorism in the United States and the rest of the world. International consultant, expert in regulatory subjects and technological operations, speaks about the elements of an effective compliance program

Impunity in Latin America still a Problem
Oscar Plana is an investigator and lecturer from Guatemala. He spoke to us about the implications of the impunity and lack of punishment for organized crime in certain countries.

The AML-CTF system brings about great advantages against financial risks
Roger Bonet is president of the ENIAC Group, the largest organization in Latin America and the Caribbean for Information Technology support, distribution and integration.

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