Saturday 17 April 2021

Costa Rica Approves Reforms Against Terrorism and Laundering

Costa Rica's legislator in action. Photo
Costa Rica’s legislator in action. Photo

(QCostarica) Under the banner of fighting drug trafficking, but more important the country not falling on the “black list” (lista gris in Spanish), Costa Rica’s legislator have approved in first debate reforms  against terrorism and money laundering.

With a vote of 39 (of 55) in favour, the reforms criminalize terrorism financing, which covers the trafficking of unauthorized drugs and related activities and money laundering.

Follow the money. “Terrorists need money to carry out their atrocities, money for weapons, for supplies to make explosives, for travel. This money trail will provide valuable information to investigators and often allow them to identify those involved in the terrorist attacks”, says the FATF

- Advertisement -

The move was necessary for the country not to fall into the black list of countries that do not cooperate with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in the fight against terrorism, as warned by the Costa Rican Drug Institute (Instituto Costarricense sobre Drogas – ICD) earlier this month.

The reforms, which requires approval in second reading in the Legislative Assembly and ratification by Casa Presidencial (the President’s signature), asks the country to present a report on the actions to combat terrorism and money laundering on August 1 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The passing of the reforms was possible after legislators reached a political agreement and the Movimiento Libertario (ML) party withdrew motions against the proposal.

Second debate (and voting) is expected on Thursday.

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Security resumed mega-operations this Saturday

QCOSTARICA - This Saturday, October 24, the Ministry of Public Security...

Murders on the rise in Costa Rica: 60 homicides in the last 28 days

QCOSTARICA - In the last 28 days, there have been 60...


What inspired digital nomads to flee America’s big cities may spur legions of remote workers to do the same

Q REPORTS - If one thing is clear about remote work, it’s this: Many people prefer it and don’t want their bosses to take...

Cause and Effect: Semana Santa and reduced restrictions taking its toll

QCOSTARICA - The relaxed restrictions of the month and in combination with Semana Santa has resulted in an increase in cases, almost double that...

Couple used fast food delivery services to hide sales of marijuana pastries

HQ - A couple was arrested on suspicion of using fast food delivery services to deliver marijuana pastries sold in the Greater Metropolitan Area...

Order and tranquility, this is how voluntary vaccination against Covid-19 is developed in Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA – From the early hours of this Friday, seniors with chronic conditions came out voluntarily for the Covishield vaccine against Covid-19. At the...

Tesla arrives in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - They are known for their electric propulsion system, but their characteristics go further. They have a leading autopilot in autonomous driving technology,...

Ruta 32 closed again, third night in a row!

QCOSTARICA - For the third consecutive night, the Ruta 32, which connects San José with Limón, was closed from 7 pm Friday and until...

Government to compensate Liberia airport manager US$600K for pandemic losses

QCOSTARICA - Coriport, the company that manages the Daniel Oduber Quirós International airport (LIR), in Liberia, Guanacaste, claimed the State for compensation of US$600,000...

CCSS has applied 587 thousand vaccines against COVID-19

QCOSTARICA -  The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS)  - Costa Rican Social Security Fund - registers the application of 586,799 vaccines against covid-19,...

Liga unveils plans for its future stadium, the most modern in Latin America

QCOSTARICA - La Liga Alajuelense presented the club's new stadium project to its partners, which will be located in front of the CAR in...


Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.