Another country has joined the list for limiting cash transactions by it citizens. Mexico has signed into law, a ban on large cash transactions carrying a minimum penalty of 5 years in prison.
Large Cash Transactions Banned In Mexico … Outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderon has signed into law a ban on large cash transactions. The ban will take effect in about 90 days and it is part of a broader effort to control monetary flows within the country. Under the law, a Specialized Unit in Financial Analysis operating within the Attorney General’s Office will be created to investigate financial operations “that are related to resources of unknown origin.” For real estate transactions, cash payments of more than a half million pesos ($38,750) will be forbidden and, for automobiles or items like jewelry, art, and lottery tickets, cash payments of more than 200,000 pesos ($15,500) will be forbidden. The law carries a minimum penalty of five years in prison. – Forbes
and as the Daily Bell put it
The power elite intends to lock down the world, it seems, in order to track every monetary transaction of any significance.
We wrote about this trend previously in “Spain Bans Cash.” Here’s an excerpt:
these national bans continually pressure more and more freedoms, including the freedom of shielding one’s wealth from prying eyes. And that’s just the point …
In the last 2 years the following countries have made similar restrictions.
Source: The Daily Bell