September 12, 2019

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Policy Dialogue:

Money Laundering and its Relationship with Corruption Investigations

Supporting the Chair of the Summit of the Americas Process efforts, in particular, within the framework of the execution of the Mechanism for Follow-up and Implementation of the Lima Commitment: Democratic Governance against Corruption adopted by the Heads of State and Government at the VIII Summit of the Americas, the Summits Secretariat, in coordination with the Secretariat for Multidimensional Security of the Organization of American States (OAS), promoted through this dialogue the exchange of specialized information on the subject of assets laundering and corruption.

The objective of the dialogue was to offer a space to provide an update on the panorama of the evolution of the phenomenon of money laundering and its relationship with corruption investigations, through reflections of national cases in which the OAS and other organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the World Bank have supported.

The event engaged different actors of the Summits of the Americas Process, including the representatives of the participating States, entities of the Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG), representatives of civil society and other social actors, as well as external observers with interest in the subject.

The event consisted of two panels. The first panel was focused on the "Implementation of parallel financial investigations in Latin America and the Caribbean based on case studies: Research strategies, achievements and gaps in their implementation." The second panel addressed the "Recovery of assets from acts of corruption in Latin America and the Caribbean: Role of international cooperation in the development of investigation measures and strategies."

Find out about the case studies, main challenges and conclusions that were exposed in this #PolicyDialogue: