Renault: Realizing the importance of the case, my men are rounding up twice the usual number of suspects.
— Casablanca (1942)
A lengthy story about the rise of the Casablanca Stock Exchange ends with a lovely anecdote demonstrating the inherent troubles these days for U.S. sorts in said geographies. A woman has re-created Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca, largely via $1-million raised from 43 investors, 32 of them Humphrey Bogart-loving U.S. citizens:
“And, of course, the U.S. Treasury Department tracked down the Americans because they transferred funds into a Moroccan company,” Kriger says. “They were all investigated. The government thought Rick’s Cafe was a terrorist front.”