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Edgardo Buscaglia
Money Laundering and Political Corruption

(Lavado de dinero y corrupción política)

Commercial Non-Fiction / Divulgation / Narcos & Co.

  • Published: 01/10/2015
  • ISBN: 9786073135191
  • 200 pages

Money laundering is a “predicate” offense, meaning that it is always preceded by other crimes. After a painstaking analysis of those primary crimes in various countries, this investigation details the typical phases of money laundering—the initial placement, layering and integration—with an emphasis on the political corruption that supports the process.   This important book offers an extensive mapping that clearly and definitively shows how different economic sectors (banks, companies in the service and real estate sectors, remittance transfer mechanisms, the pharmaceutical sector, among others) are involved in processing criminal money in movements so complex they can travel through up to 17 countries. The author proposes criteria for predicting the infiltration of criminal networks into politics and into companies within the formal economic sectors, thereby creating the means to corrupt authorities and launder capital.

About the author

MEXICO – Edgardo Buscaglia (Buenos Aires, 1960) is president of the Citizen Action Institute in Mexico; director of the International Law and Economic Development Center and Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University in New York.


Since 1990 he has worked as a consultant in the fight against organized crime, and for legal reforms in various international and bilateral institutions in 109 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.


Other books: Vacíos de poder en México