Investigation and Analysis of Organized Crime

Trump Doubles Down on Inaccurate Link Between MS13, Immigration

US President Donald Trump is doubling down on his administration’s rhetorical campaign against the MS13 as... Read more

Colombia Dismantles Underground Drug Lab Linked to Ex-FARC Mafia

Authorities in Colombia have dismantled a subterranean cocaine hydrochloride-producing laboratory...

Paraguay President's 'Soul Brother' Could Surrender in Laundering Case

A friend of Paraguay's president accused of leading a large, international money laundering scheme...

Boosting Legal Market for Coca Could Reduce Colombia Violence: Report

A new report suggests Colombia should pivot away from traditional drug eradication measures that...

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Drug traffickers have a problem exporting drugs from Venezuela. There are few commercial flights, little container shipping, no tourists and a collapsed fishing sector. But the Dominican... Read more
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On the morning of Sunday, June 28, 2009, Honduran soldiers burst into the presidential palace in the country’s capital, Tegucigalpa, rustled President Manuel Zelaya from his bed, and took away... Read more
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Colombia and Venezuela have shared criminal dynamics for decades. Colombia has pushed cocaine through Venezuela on its journey to US and European markets, while Venezuela’s... Read more
In May 2011, a 26-year-old prison gang leader held 4,000 members of the Venezuelan security forces, backed by tanks and helicopters, at bay for weeks. Humiliated nationally and internationally, it... Read more
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They are known by supporters as “knights of steel” on their motorcycles, and as the most ardent defenders of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution. Yet now they look more like criminal gangs with... Read more

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