On 22 December, AP reported that money laundering complaints have been filed against 5 religious groups in Mexico, including the Luz del Mundo church whose leader is charged in the US with child rapes.  A statement said that religious groups “are vulnerable to being improperly used by organized crime groups, including terrorists, given that frequently they are subject to very little oversight by authorities and are given greater tax benefits by governments”.  La Luz del Mundo is a Guadalajara-based evangelical Christian church was founded by the founder’s grandfather and claims 5 million followers worldwide.

I had omitted the following link (as it did not seem to generate much interest!), but it seemed time to add it again and say that, if you would like to make a (polite) gesture and help me with my removal and computer costs, I have a page at

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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