Politicians in Argentina have demanded that prosecutors investigate claims there is a drug trafficking "free zone" in a province near the Triple Frontier, a well-known hub for organized crime.
Teenagers are working as assassins in Argentina's Mendoza province, according to media reports, the latest example of child recruitment by Latin American criminal organizations.
A new United Nations report into the use and sale of cocaine base in Peru traces the rise of a drug that has blighted communities around South America, but has become a boon to drug traffickers and criminal groups.
An Argentine contractor with close ties to former president Nestor Kirchner, has been accused of involvement in money laundering, capital flight and government corruption, raising questions about the activities of Kirchner and his wife and successor in the presidency, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
Argentine police reported dismantling a Bolivian-run human trafficking network in Buenos Aires, freeing 45 Bolivians from forced labor in textile workshops.
The accusations from Argentina's tax authority that London-based HSBC laundered over $100 million may pale in comparison to that of the bank's US - Mexico case, but they raise the specter that someone from HSBC could finally go to jail.
Latin American criminal organizations are relying on increasingly innovative ways to get the chemicals needed for drug production as a result of successful crack downs on the precursor chemical trade, according to a new US State Department report.
A transitional police operation has resulted in the arrest of several Chinese nationals accused of running an extortion racket in Argentina, highlighting the presence of immigrant criminal groups inside the Southern Cone country.
An investigative report says Argentina’s national anti-money laundering body neglects to fully investigate reports of suspicious activities by Argentine citizens and companies, opening a giant escape hatch for nearly $100 billion in illegal proceeds.
At least 50 Chinese people have been smuggled through Uruguay in the last two years, perhaps signalling the country's growing importance as a human trafficking hub to move people in neighboring Argentina.