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Drone Use in Latin America: Dangers and Opportunities

Drone Use in Latin America: Dangers and Opportunities

Drones are gaining popularity in Latin American surveillance due to their technological advantages, but their use currently lacks a legal framework. While people commonly associate drones with extrajudicial killings, in this region unregulated use raises... Read more

Brazil country profile

Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy, has seen some important security advances in recent years, taking dozens of communities in Rio de Janeiro from criminal gangs through its innovative UPP security program.

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Red Command

Red Command

The Red Command (Comando Vermelho) is Brazil’s oldest and largest criminal group, created in a... Read more

First Capital Command - PCC

First Capital Command - PCC

The First Capital Command (Primeiro Comando da Capital - PCC) was inspired by the Red... Read more

Amigos dos Amigos

Amigos dos Amigos

Amigos dos Amigos is a criminal group based in Rio de Janeiro, set up by... Read more

Pure Third Command

Pure Third Command

The Pure Third Command (Terceiro Comando Puro - TCP) can be traced back to a... Read more

Antonio Francisco Bonfim Lopes, alias 'Nem'

Antonio Francisco Bonfim Lopes, alias 'Nem'

Antonio Francisco Bonfim Lopes, alias “Nem” led the Amigos dos Amigos gang in Rocinha, a... Read more

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El Salvador Tax Probe Tightens Noose Around Texis Cartel Leader

El Salvador Tax Probe Tightens Noose Around Texis Cartel Leader

As part of a tax evasion investigation, El Salvador prosecutors have seized documents and searched properties belonging to Texis Cartel leader "El Chepe Diablo" and two key business partners, in a sign that the elusive...

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The Narco of Narcos: Fugitive Mexican Drug Lord Rafael Caro Quintero

The Narco of Narcos: Fugitive Mexican Drug Lord Rafael Caro Quintero

The release of Rafael Caro Quintero from a Mexican prison in August 2013 was a blow to US-Mexico relations, the reputation of the Mexican justice system, and the drug war.

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Mexico Cartel Had Stake in 7 Tn Colombia Cocaine Load

Mexico Cartel Had Stake in 7 Tn Colombia Cocaine Load

More details have emerged on the transport and seizure of a record seven tons of cocaine at the Colombian port of Cartagena, revealing that the shipment, bound for Europe, also involved Mexican cartels.

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