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Monthly Archives: April 2015

One of thousands of illegal workshops in Buenos Aires
Two recent cases from opposite ends of South America show how criminal activities as diverse as... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Textiles and Organized Crime: How Everyday Products Turn Criminal Profits

Alleged members of "Los Pri"
Authorities in Colombia and the United States have broken up a synthetic drug trafficking network... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Disbands Transnational Synthetic Drug Ring

Roxana Baldetti and President Otto Perez Molina
Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina and Vice President Roxana Baldetti have come under intense... ReadLeer
/ CIACS

How the Scandal that Rocked Guatemala Threatens the Presidency

Mexico City's airport - the "crown jewel"
Data on seizures by customs officials at Mexico’s ports of entry over the last decade illustrates... ReadLeer
/ Contraband

Mexico’s Contraband Seizures Point to Persistent Problem at Ports

Costa Rican authorities conducting a raid
Costa Rica's authorities have arrested over a dozen alleged members of a drug trafficking network... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

Costa Rica Dismantles Drug Trafficking Network

Lisa Johnson and Fred Mitchell
The United States and the Bahamas have signed an agreement to facilitate combating transnational... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

Bahamas Gets US Help to Combat Human Trafficking

Imprisoned MS13 members
El Salvador's government is proposing a law that would be the first of its kind, offering support... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Proposes First Ever Gang Rehabilitation Law

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos
President Juan Manuel Santos announced a new security plan intended to further disrupt the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Launches New BACRIM Offensive

Criminal networks are reportedly feuding for control of Peru's principal seaport, a key hub in the... ReadLeer
/ Peru

Drug Gangs Battle for Peru’s Chief Seaport

A shop selling car parts in Colombia
Half of all car parts sold in Colombia come from stolen vehicles, and that's just one segment of a... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Illegal Car Trade Worth $3.9 Billion

Among soccer fans worldwide, Argentina's "barras bravas," Italian "ultras," and British hooligans... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

How Soccer Fans and Violence Mix in Sao Paulo, Brazil

A small number of Salvadoran gang members have reportedly elected to set up operations in... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

‘El Salvador Gang Members Flee to Honduras, Guatemala’