Mexico To Restrict Cash Transactions

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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:

… As we have long predicted, the phony “sovereign debt” crisis in Europe is being used to justify all sorts of authoritarian measures.

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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

Cash Transaction In Italy To Be Banned Over €50 In Next 2-3 Years

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Back in January this year, Italy announced plans to limit cash transactions and also all credit card transaction had to be reported. Now it looks to push the limit even lower by possibly early next year the limit could be  as low as €50. Other countries have announced cash limits but none as draconian is this YET. How long before all cash transactions and we go full digital?

 Below is a google translate from Sudtirol News:

Rome – The technical Rome government wants to limit cash transactions in Italy.From 2013, citizens may pay amounts in excess of 50 euros only by credit or debit card. Dies hat der Ministerrat heute beschlossen. That the Council of Ministers decided today.

The measure is intended to reflect the money laundering and black money payments to clamp down.  Since July, the government has banned cash transactions over 1,000 euros.

Source: Suedtirolnews

Cashless Society Coming Soon

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There has been warnings for years of the banks moving away from cash to an electronic financial system. In the latest move in Ireland, the National Irish Bank will no longer handle cheques. It announced in 2010 that it wasn’t going to handle cash.

Asked how a customer who needed €5,000 in cash would get it, a spokesman for the bank said that a branch could issue a bank draft if the money was needed urgently. This could be taken to a post office and cashed there.

We have already seen capital controls on Italy with plans to limit withdrawals to €300.  Greece too announced in 2010 that it would limit cash transactions to a max €1500. These are not large amounts.

It’s a disturbing (1984) move which looks to be started with the PIIG nations first. Lets face it, their citizens  have more things to worry about right now. The trend looks to be moving toward an electronic system controlled by the banks of course. More control by the banking system never ends well.

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