Author Archives for Carolina Lessa

12 December 2018 - Accuity Insights

G20 & Crypto Assets: How to Effectively Balance Innovation and Regulation

Responsible financial innovation. That is the clear message coming out of the 2018 G20 Summit. How can governments find the balance between driving financial innovation and their commitment to preventing and fighting financial crime? This year’s G20 Summit might have been, to some extent, overshadowed by geopolitics, but two issues stood out: An urgent need […]
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15 December 2017 - Accuity Insights

Trade-Based Money Laundering: The US Ranks First in Destination for Illicit Money from Latin America

Trade-based money laundering, typically through trade mis-invoicing, has become the main vehicle for illicit financial flows (IFFs) around the globe. This form of money laundering involves deliberately misreporting the value of a commercial transaction on an invoice submitted to customs. Global Financial Integrity (GFI), the non-profit research and advisory organization focused on illicit financial flows studies, estimates that […]
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16 August 2017 - Accuity Insights

Brazil: Is international collaboration the solution in the fight against corruption?

By Carolina Lessa, Director, Government Affairs – Latin America, RELX Successive corruption scandals coupled with a debilitating economic crisis have crippled and discredited Brazil. Every single day, there is news of yet another conviction, like the recent sentencing of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva[1]. However, there is a positive story to be told that […]
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11 May 2017 - Accuity Insights

Odebrecht: Can the Largest Foreign Bribery Case in History Lead to More Compliance?

Odebrecht probably sounds familiar to the majority of us, either as a great example of internationalization or for its infamous financial crime allegations. This colossal bribery scandal has been running in the headlines of major newspapers in Latin America for years, bringing to light several related corruption cases. But, let’s take a step back and […]
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