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Combat Money Laundering in Jud. System
The objective of the project is put into effect a training program for proescutors and judges throughout the hemisphere on money laudering in order to increasethe ability of the judiciary to prosecute and convict money laundering and related criminal offenses.

Project Detail



Project Number


Approval Date

June 25, 2001

Project Status


Project Type

Technical Cooperation





Lending Instrument


Lending Instrument Code




Facility Type


Environmental Classification


Total Cost

USD 525,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 283,500.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 241,500.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/SF-7485-RG Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Fund for Special Operations Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/SF-7485-RG
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Fund for Special Operations
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable
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Combating Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean: What Public Policies Do Citizens Want?
Crime is a major problem in Latin America and the Caribbean. With 9 percent of the world's population, the region accounts for 33 percent of global homicides. Using new, extensive survey data, we endeavor to identify what anti-crime policies citizens in the region demand from their governments. We also analyze who is demanding what and why. We find that harsher penalties appear to be the preferred weapon in the anti-crime arsenal but people are willing to spend public moneys not only for punishment, but also for anti-poverty and detection policies. Citizens recognize that allocating resources to the police is better than subsidizing private security for citizens. Nevertheless, most oppose raising taxes to fund the police, a reluctance that might stem from mistrust in governments' ability to manage these resources. Mistrust, misinformation, and impatience combine to create flawed anti-crime policy. Educating citizens both about crime and about the fiscal consequences of their policy preferences may help move the region's public opinion toward a better policy equilibrium. Governments should also invest in their capability to design and deliver evidence-based solutions for fighting crime, and work to increase trust levels among citizens.
Published 2021
Research Insights: Does the Framing of Information on Crime Rates Affect Citizens' Preferences for Anti-Crime Policies?
Anti-crime policy preferences can be swayed by the framing of crime rate information. Both framing information as an upward trend in crime or a downward trend in crime increased demands for punitive policies as opposed to social policies, when compared to a control group that received no information. Individuals with no previous information about crime rates were more affected by the treatments than those who were familiar with crime rates in the country.
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Líderes para la gestión en seguridad ciudadana y justicia
Las altas tasas de crimen y violencia son dos de los principales problemas que afectan a los ciudadanos de América Latina y el Caribe, por lo cual las políticas públicas de seguridad ciudadana y justicia se encuentran priorizados en las agendas de los gobiernos de la región. Para mejorar la efectividad de estas políticas es imprescindible contar con una sociedad civil informada que vele porque los derechos sociales se respeten y el estado de derecho se cumpla bajo un régimen de gobernanza democrática. De ahí la importancia de poner a disposición del público en general este material que permite conocer tanto los conceptos teóricos como lo que actualmente se está haciendo en la práctica en cuanto a la implementación de políticas de seguridad ciudadana y justicia en la región.
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Policiamento em Pontos Quentes: participe da iniciativa que vai testar o modelo no Brasil
Entre as novas abordagens que vêm surgindo em diversas partes no mundo para contribuir para o aperfeiçoamento da segurança pública, destaca-se o Policiamento em Pontos Quentes (PPQ). Trata-se de um modelo em expansão em diversas partes do mundo, e com muito potencial para o Brasil. Para testá-lo na prática, a equipe de Segurança Cidadã do
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Tráfico de pessoas na América Latina e no Caribe: respostas multissetoriais para um crime complexo
O tráfico de pessoas é um crime complexo, de difícil detecção, que atinge quase 50 milhões de pessoas, segundo estimativas globais de escravidão moderna para o ano de 2021, o que representa um aumento de 10 milhões de pessoas nos últimos cinco anos. Dessas 50 milhões de pessoas, 27,6 milhões são forçadas a trabalhar contra
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O mundo está cheio de políticas públicas baseadas em boas intenções, mas que nem sempre geram resultados positivos, que desperdiçam recursos públicos valiosos e que, por vezes, podem até piorar a situação que estavam tentando resolver. É por isso que o trabalho profissional não pode se basear apenas em boas intenções. Um médico, por exemplo,
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Although only 9% of the world’s population lives in Latin America and the Caribbean, the region accounts for a third of the world’s homicides. The cost of crime and violence in our region is very high: crime takes large numbers of lives, affects people’s safety and welfare, and hampers economic development. As evidence of this, one
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Cooperación tributaria internacional: Principales avances y oportunidades para América Latina y el Caribe
La creciente globalización de los últimos 40 años ha aumentado la importancia de una mayor cooperación tributaria internacional (CTI) para combatir la evasión fiscal y evitar la erosión de la base de la imposición a la renta mediante el traslado de beneficios entre jurisdicciones. En este blog discutiremos los principales avances en esta cooperación tributaria
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Leaders in Citizen Security and Justice Management for the Caribbean
The high rates of crime and violence are two of the main challenges that affect the citizens of Latin America and the Caribbean. That is why the public policies of citizen security are prioritized in the agendas of the governments of the region. To improve the effectiveness of these policies, it is essential to have an informed civil society making sure that social rights are respected and that the rule of law is fulfilled under a regime of democratic governance. Hence the importance of making this material available to the general public, which allows knowing both the theoretical concepts and what is currently being done in practice in terms of the implementation of citizen security and justice policies in the region.
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