Mexico Moves Forward With New Anti-Corruption Act

Corruption is a significant risk for companies doing business in Mexico: bribery is widespread, and business registration processes, including the obtainment of construction permits and licences, are negatively influenced by corruption. But the Mexican government is not standing still. Mexico’s new Anti-Corruption Act strengthens oversight of public officials and designates a Special Prosecutor to tackle…

Sustainable development could boost Colombia’s financial system

Though it has navigated the global slump in oil prices better than some of its neighbors, Colombia’s economy has still not been immune, as shown by indicators including slowing business volumes. Latin America Financial Services Adviser asks: Will Colombian Banks Thrive in the Months Ahead? How are Colombia’s current economic conditions affecting the country’s financial services…

Miami Medicare Fraud Bust

Miami Medicare Fraud: 300 arrested nationwide in US DOJ takedown

Miami Medicare fraud made headline news again this week when at least 100 South Floridians were named among the 300 medical professionals suspected and arrested on various counts of Medicare fraud, nationwide. At least 65 of those 100 Floridians were in Miami—a city considered to be the “capital of healthcare corruption.” All of the individuals charged in…

Are Caribbean banks ready for new FINCEN customer due diligence requirements for financial institutions?

Caribbean banks address fears of severed ties with U.S. banks due to fines and higher costs in a new set U.S. compliance regulations issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. With the release of the Panama Papers, many investors, banks, financial institutions, and foreign countries are concerned that the traditional shell company may…