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Smuggling of Drugs, People Spurs Violence in Argentina Contraband Hotbed

Smuggling of Drugs, People Spurs Violence in Argentina Contraband Hotbed

Recent media reports point to the rise of drug and human trafficking on the Bolivia-Argentina border as the cause of spiking violence among local smugglers.

Unauthorized Migration Is Worth Billions for LatAm Organized Crime

Unauthorized Migration Is Worth Billions for LatAm Organized Crime

Experts say unauthorized migration generates billions of dollars for criminal groups in Latin America, earnings that are set to grow as a result of tightening US immigration policies.

5 Ways Trump's Deportation Plan Helps Criminals

5 Ways Trump's Deportation Plan Helps Criminals

In a number of ways, the Trump administration's plan to curb illegal immigration in the United States could facilitate the type of crime that it purports to stop.

Sex Traffickers Cash in on Surge of Cuban Migrants to US

Sex Traffickers Cash in on Surge of Cuban Migrants to US

The case of a sex trafficking ring that ensnared Cuban women in prostitution in Miami suggests human traffickers are capitalizing on the recent surge of Cubans seeking entry to the United States.

Argentina Rescued Over 10,000 Trafficking Victims in 8 Years

Argentina Rescued Over 10,000 Trafficking Victims in 8 Years

Argentina's government marked the International Day against Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Women and Children by highlighting its increased efforts to combat human trafficking, but the illicit industry remains a major problem in Argentina and across Latin America. 

The growth of organized crime in Mexico and Central America has led to an increase in violence and insecurity across the region, posing challenges to citizens, public security forces, and travelers. Migrants crossing the region are especially vulnerable as they move north through what is a veritable gauntlet of gangs, large criminal groups and corrupt officials.