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Commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

On International Day Against Homophoia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, we stand in solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons worldwide.   We celebrate the progress made to advance a world where all persons are respected and can live free from fear and discrimination.  And today we reaffirm our belief all persons are born free ...
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Statement by Ambassador John D. Feeley on the Waked Money Laundering Organization

[unofficial translation – originally delivered in Spanish] There are many rumors and inaccurate comments regarding the designation by the United States Government of the Waked Money Laundering Organization (MLO).  Today, I want to provide clear information about what has happened and our rationale for the actions taken. The designations are based on extensive investigations that ...
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Money Laundering

Treasury Sanctions The Waked Money Laundering Organization WASHINGTON. May 5, 2016. Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the Waked Money Laundering Organization (Waked MLO) and its leaders, Nidal Ahmed Waked Hatum (Waked Hatum) and Abdul Mohamed Waked Fares (Waked Fares), as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers pursuant to ...
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