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Uruguayan ethics experts participate in multinational videoconference on illicit enrichment

October 5, 2004

[U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi]The United States Embassy in Montevideo hosted yesterday a group of Uruguayan ethics experts in a multinational videoconference addressing illicit enrichment.

Six countries from all over North and South America took part in the discussion. Though made possible by the U.S. Department of State, Argentina and Brazil took a leading role in the event. Participating countries aimed at opening a dialog addressing the most effective ways to deter, identify, and prosecute illicit enrichment.

The Uruguayan participants, Dr. Carlos Balsa, Dr. Eduardo Piaggio, Sr. Jorge Sambarino, and Dr. José Luis Robatto, were representatives from the Junta Asesora en Materia Economica Financiera del Estado. Their involvement in the one and a half hour conference was very well received as participants outlined current problems regarding corruption and discussed different methods in handling the problem.

The highly technical videoconference was extremely informative, serving as a base for future discussions on combating illicit enrichment.


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