Midweek Roundup: U.S. Investigators Fear Decline in Mexico’s Cooperation, IMF Outlines Panama’s Bevy of AML Problems, and More

Some U.S. officials are concerned that a sharp drop in extraditions from Mexico and a decision by the administration of President Enrique Pena Nieto to scale back the country's participation with the U.S.-funded Merida Initiative signals a long-term loss of intelligence on drug cartels, the Washington Post reported. More The U.S. Treasury Department Wednesday blacklisted eight individuals and five entities in Colombia for their alleged roles in aiding the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and Mexico's Los Zetas and Sinaloa cartels. One of the individuals, Fernain Rodriguez Vasquez, ran an international drug trafficking and money laundering organization that exported...