Friday, February 3, 2017

Holland bank "Rabobank" accused of money laundering and colaboration in Mexico crimes

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Riodoce article

Subject Matter: Rabobank
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required


Reporter: Paulo Monaco Felipe for La Jornada
We want Rabobank investigated because they and complicit in narco trafficking and because they are indirectly responsible for the disappearance of a person, and thousands of crimes committed in Mexico, said Fernando Hernandez, academic and Mexican activist who lives in Holland, who is a friend of a person disappeared in Durango in December of 2010, his identity is omitted for reasons of security.

An economist with a Master of Arts in International Development and a Doctorate in Human Geography, Hernandez has studied in England and the United States. Now he lives in Holland and urges legally to the authority of this country that they are required to implement its reputation as defenders of human rights.

Today he filed a lawsuit in the courts, to demand that they investigate the Dutch bank Rabobank for collaborating with the drug cartels in the commission of all kinds of crimes.




This prestigious finance business in Europe, with a triple A rating among specialists, is under suspicion of money laundering for Mexican organized crime in a branch office that was in Calexico, United States.

"We know that Rabobank didn't command the death of my friend and probably have not commanded the death of anyone, clarified Hernandez via telephone. We are claiming that they are mondy laundering for the Sinaloa cartel, as such the bank has legitimized the deaths that are a by product of the business of organized crime. Is Rabobank responsible for the death of my Uncle? No. Is it guilty of money laundering? Yes, and we believe that money laundering  leaves victims, and my friend is one of the victims of the Sinaloa cartel, for whom Rabobank launder money.

The legal conflict is unpublished: we want to generate a precedent, to procure justice for a topic that exists in a vacuum, explained Hernandez, who leads the claim under the association civil name of the SMX collective (https:smxcollective.org/), a group of Mexican residents outside of Mexico, who have as an objective to denounce the havoc that has caused the current strategy of internal security, with close to 200,000 dead and more than 40,000 disappeared in about 10 years, according to estimates of victims organizations.

We have complained that in prisons there are thousands of detainees held unjustly because maybe they aren't responsible for deaths and disappearances, while the bankers are free, none behind bars, says SMX Collective. By Rabobank, "we ant to bring to trial those who benefit from the silver that the cartels generate.

This group of Mexicans have started the legal battle in Holland, because the laws of this country enable a local trial whenever a company of that nationality is part of a crime, even if it is outside of their borders, in addition because they distrust other systems.

the Rabobank case is already being investigated by the American justice system, after effective deposits at the Calexico branch increased by thirty nine percent between 2008 and 2013. It is presumed that portion of the increase in the movements correspond to the policy issued by the then President Felipe Calderon, who limited dollar deposits in banks in Mexico, so even small Mexican businessmen crossed the border to operate on the other side. However, the Calexico branch received so much money that it needed one or two trucks a week to take away all the money.

Both the bank and the US justice system have remained silent on the progress of the investigation, infiltration of the press, especially Bloomberg, indicates that the biggest movements in cash volume happened in 2010 and 2011; also that they have detected themselves at least three cases in which assets have already been seized, gymnasiums linked to an operation of cocaine trafficking in Mexico; money laundering by a customs agent in San Diego, California, and money laundering by the former owner or a car dealership in Calexico.

According to informants, Bloomberg mentioned that this past May that two high executives, named Laura Akahoshi and Stephen Byron, would be investigated, equally that Ronald Blok, who was executive president of Rabobank.

The Calexico branch closed in January of 2015 and since then silence is the premium. Fernando Hernandez and companions of Smx collective fear that if its claims about Rabobank in the United States happen, the same thing will happen as did to HSBC, where there was only a fine and a non disclosure agreement. That is why they have launched their action in Holland, which boasts a defense of human rights, the bank executives would have to go to jail because they legitimize what happens in that country, and not seek financial compensation: we want justice.

They will move forward, then they will impel more initiatives in order to show the world the current situation in Mexico. This fight is deemed interesting because it is launched by a recognized lawyer, the Dutchman Goran Sluiter who took on in trial the Presidents of Nigeria, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It is part of the office of Praken d'Olivera, who specialize in human rights  and international justice, a firm that years ago managed to prevent legally the presence in Holland of Jorge Zorreguieta, former military linked to the last military dictatorship in Argentina and father of the current queen of Holland.

Original article in Spanish at Riodoce

24 comments:

  1. Rabo means ass ( culo ) in Spanish. Wonder if the Dutch know this? Crazy name 4 a bank. - Sol Prendido

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    1. Eres el sol perdido no prendido no le cambies guey

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    2. Nah it sounds like robo as in robobanko

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    3. Si el banko te roba hasta las nalgas, seguro que te dejan sin rabo tamién.

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    4. Rabo means tail not anus. Ass is a slang for donkey. Culo is not a real word either.

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  2. Just throw them in jail.
    -Sarai Fan Club

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  3. If anyone is surprised a bank in Europe is doing business with cartels is short sighted.

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  4. I actually believe the estimate that up to 80% of the largest American Banks are holding deposits that are Mexican Cartel money totaling to over $1.4 billion in investments, securities, stocks, public bonds and every other pert of the banking system. This is nothing new and is protected by our government in the USA.

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    1. 11:41 1.4 Billion, not worth the paper the court summons are printed on, not even in dollars...
      But the money is not the mexicans anyway, most of it has been invested in CLEAN offshored companies and technologies, and has been untraceable since the vietnam war era...
      --the argentinian connection is a very interesting one too, I had forgotten about that "argentinian born queen" no wonder, but argentina was home to Aristotle Onassis before it was fashionable, he trafficked in Turkish tobaccos and drugs and weapons, but it is still a "secret"...

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  5. Build The Wall Dammit...

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    1. I am US
      Does wall going stop Rich lawyers from using?

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    2. 11:48 the US is broke, in debt, owes about 30 trillion dollars to china, has not won two facking little wars against the Sands and rocks of iraq and afghanistan, and I doubt many people want to rent their nalgas to build a "wall", unless mexico builds it and hopes to get paid somehow if the donal' doesn' default and go bankrupt before the ink on the bouncing check dries...
      Butt, keep hoping pinchi pendejo.

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  6. Right
    Sol Prendido

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    1. 12:47 Look at the first moniker and then look at yours. Can you at least see the difference? Come on snuggles try 2 be precise. - Sol Prendido

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  7. I bet there British royals connection
    To all this the English monarch started the Chinese oppiam traffic around the world made a killing. Also pepole cheak you tube for queen and drug Trade

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    1. Don't forget Cortez brought Marijuana to the America's. DRUGS have been here since the beginning of God knowsaid when? Mind altering fungi in wheat and grain silos,wormwood in drinks, teas,potions ect...Steve Jobs was soon high on lsd while watching Star Trek, he foresaw computer technology. Others did the same anday became bums at Venice Beach!!! Drugs of any kind are a gamble to the person's brain.

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  8. Who cares those people work ten times harder around the clock. To make that money it takes years of networking and planning. Must banks flag you and close your accounts. They invest money thats in there. Thats why uncle sam is jealous there more money printed then whats really treasure. King of kings

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  9. Fantastic keep up the good work.

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  10. all banks have crime in 'em. homes.

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  11. Canadian DTO'S laundering drug money in Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah.

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  12. i live in Calexico and it's not just rabobank,CHASE,bank of America and union bank all shut their doors around the same time

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  13. Of course this is Calexico but across the line in Mexicali a few years ago I spent a couple of days there and I never saw so meny banks in 1 place in my life,all the big ones too.May as well had a neon sign up saying:$$ Laundrying -line up here 1st.

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    1. Canadiana was there, a hippie, 50 years ago, encuerada en la comuna...making peace and love for a toke or two...

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