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Argentina's largest ever anti-drug operation took place in Rosario this week, indicating authorities are feeling pressured to act against rising violence and crime levels in this gang-afflicted northeastern city.

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Ten people have been convicted in an iconic human trafficking case in Argentina that first put a human face to the widespread crime and now has struck a blow against the impunity that surrounds it.

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A report by a journalism watchdog in Argentina shows a pattern of increasing aggressions against journalists, with both police and drug traffickers among those responsible for threats, a phenomenon that may be linked to the growth of violent organized crime in the country.

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A plot to kill a judge in Argentina overseeing dozens of cases against members of criminal group "Los Monos" has been uncovered, in a sign of the increasing power and reach of local organized crime. 

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The arrest of the brother of a prominent public figure on drug charges has sparked a media furor in Argentina, placing the issue of drug trafficking and organized crime at the top of the public agenda.

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Statistics released on drug sales investigations and drug seizures in Argentina and Mexico suggest both countries are experiencing a boom in microtrafficking -- a side effect of transnational drug trafficking and a creator of violence. 

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Argentina has approved the creation of a special unit to facilitate the fight against drug trafficking as the government looks to tackle the rapid evolution and growing sophistication of the country's drug trade.

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Officials in Argentina have expressed concern over high levels of drug consumption and rising drug violence in the north and central regions, as the country's local markets continue to flourish amid drug trade expansion.

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The prosecution of 35 members of the Rosario-based Los Monos drug gang has provided an inside look at a sophisticated operation that has infiltrated state structures and appears to be involved in drug production, in one example of Argentina's evolving organized crime landscape.

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Monday, 17 February 2014 12:09

Argentina Admits It Has a Drug Problem

Argentina's defense minister has acknowledged the country is now a drug producer, an admission that underscores the increasing strength of the drug trade, as violence rises in major production and distribution centers.

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