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Recent interceptions linked to the illicit smuggling of migrants at Nicaragua’s border with Costa... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

Human Smuggling Thrives Between Costa Rica and Nicaragua

A string of recent arrests connecting judicial officials to drug trafficking organizations in Costa... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Why Courtroom Corruption Has Costa Rica Concerned

As another Christmas passes us by, drug traffickers have been embracing the season to be jolly with... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

’Tis The Season: How Drug Traffickers Get Creative At Christmas

“Plata o Plomo” is an overused phrase to describe the way criminals threaten officials and... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Intercepts Show How Brazil Police Extort PCC

On June 10, 2016, Jorge Rafaat was driving his armored Hummer when he pulled up to a stop light in... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

While Taking Paraguay-Brazil Border, PCC Tries to Control Its Own

It was a Tuesday night, January 14, 2020, after “free time” when prison authorities found his... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

PCC: A Prison from Which There Is No Escape

A spate of recent operations targeting wildlife trafficking rings in Brazil have highlighted the... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Social Media Used to Sell Exotic Animals in Brazil

Officials in Argentina have been discussing how DNA testing may be used to curb cattle rustling and... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina Turns to DNA to Fight Cattle Rustling

Officials in Mexico City have launched a new program which will seek to impede criminal networks... ReadLeer
/ Gulf Cartel

Going Door to Door: Mexico City’s Response To Child Recruitment

A recent string of high-profile interceptions targeting international drug trafficking operations... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Corruption, Containers, Cocaine: Guyana’s Role In Transnational Drug Trafficking

La Fuerza Anti-Unión (FAU) is a criminal organization that has grown rapidly since its inception... ReadLeer
/ Mexico Groups

Fuerza Anti-Unión

A sizeable seizure of adulterated rum shipped to Honduras from Europe reveals the extent to which... ReadLeer
/ Contraband

Demand for Illegal Alcohol Claiming Hundreds of Lives Across Region