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U.S. takes aim at organized crime in latest sanctions marking democracy summit

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on dozens of individuals and entities across Europe and the Western Hemisphere, targeting El Salvador officials over alleged negotiations with the MS-13 gang and an organized crime group based in northern Kosovo. The U.S. Treasury Department said Wednesday’s action, the latest in a series of sanctions announcements marking the week of President Joe Biden’s democracy summit, targeted corruption networks linked to transnational crime through the designation of 16 individuals and 24 entities. The Treasury in a statement said …

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