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US and Central America’s Top Law Enforcement Officials Meet

Top law enforcement officials from seven Central American countries met with the US Attorney General to discuss rising violence, drug-trafficking, and organized...
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UN Drug Control Board Scolds Reform in Latin America

In its most recent report, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) -- responsible for overseeing the implementation of the United Nation’s drug...
Youth in Belize City wearing Blood gang colors
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Belize Gang Violence Spikes Months After Ceasefire Attempt

A string of shootings in Belize City has fed concerns about a spike in gang violence, less than five months after the government's most recent attempt to negotiate...
Edwin Flores, an alleged MS13 member accused of extortion
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Belize Arrests Fuel Reports of MS13 Gang Presence

Police in Belize have arrested six suspects allegedly linked to the MS13 for attempted extortion and arson, in a case that supports earlier reports the...
Belize has been identified as a money laundering hotspot
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The State’s Secret: Belize’s Money Laundering Regime

Nestled on the northeastern coast of Central America, Belize is often named one of Central America's most beautiful vacation destinations. With its ornate coral...
Murder victims in south Belize City in 2012
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Belize City Gang Ceasefire is Temporary Reprieve

Authorities in Belize have reported a ceasefire between gangs in the south of the country's largest city following a surge in homicides, though the country's prime...
Original Paredes leader Jorge Mario Paredes Cordoba
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Belize Arrest Shows Once-Mighty Guatemala Narco Clan Still Alive

The heir to what was once one of Guatemala's premier drug trafficking organizations has been arrested in Belize, illustrating both the diehard nature of the...
Rival gang leaders in El Salvador shake hands
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The Inconvenient Truth About Gang Truces in the Americas

After a two decade long hiatus, gang truces are back in vogue in the Americas. Very generally, truces usually include negotiations and pacts intended to bring about...
The Honduras island of Roatan
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Narco-Islands: The Honduras-Belize Tourist Bridge

Islands off the coasts of Honduras and Belize, two of the poorest Central American nations, offer drug traffickers respite and a ready-made labor force to move...