Money Laundering in Costa Rica between 2000 and 2008

Between 2000 and 2008,$4.47 Billion was illegally laundered each year through tax evasion, corruption and other types of crimes in Costa Rica.  The amount laundered was equal to roughly one-fifth of the country’s GDP during that same time period.

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Source: Alex Leff, “Fear and money laundering in Costa Rica,” GlobalPost, December 27, 2011.