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Colombia-Mexico Loan Sharking Schemes

Written by Michael Lohmuller  for InSight Crime

Colombian loan sharks are expanding operations throughout Latin America. In this practice — known as “gota a gota” or “drop by drop” — creditors offer high-interest loans to poor and working class people with little or no access to formal banking services.

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Sicario: Impressions

Well, I ain’t felt this way in a long time about a film, but it can’t be all feel good every time. Let’s look at the newly released Sicario. 933 more words


Mexico police arrest alleged leader of new, fast growing cartel

MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s federal police commissioner says his force has arrested a principle operator of a drug cartel in western Jalisco state that is the country’s fastest growing international criminal organization. 100 more words


Govt strengthens prevention of commodity price fixing

The government has reiterated its commitment to increasing market monitoring to manage prices of staple commodities, including beef and rice, by eradicating price-fixing practices.

Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) head Syarkawi Rauf said President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had asked the commission to focus on the monitoring of beef and rice. 509 more words


President receives KPPU to discuss food cartel eradication

President Joko Widodo received the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) here on Friday to discuss a way to eradicate food cartel.

“At the meeting with the president, we discussed the issue of food cartel eradication,” Chief of KPPU Muhammad Syarkawi Rauf told the press after a meeting with the president in the Presidential Palace compounds here. 169 more words


Jokowi Supports KPPU to Eradicate Food Cartels

President Joko Widodo asked the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) to eradicate cartel business practices in seven commodities, KPPU head Muhammad Syarkawi Rauf said on Friday, November 13, 2015. 138 more words


Vive Latino 2016: fechas y preventa pre-cartel

El 2016 ya está a la vuelta de la esquina; y como ya es tradición, en su primer trimestre llegará el festival de música más importante de  85 more words