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Major Odebrecht Corruption Cases and Investigations in 2019

Since beginning in Brazil with the “Operation Car Wash” (“Operação Lava Jato”) investigation in 2014, the Odebrecht corruption scandal has been headline...
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Argentina’s Castedo Clan Continues to Survive Despite Top Arrests

Authorities in Bolivia have arrested a major player in the Castedo Clan, one of the most powerful drug trafficking clans in northern Argentina, but it is unlikely...
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InSight Crime’s 2018 Homicide Round-Up

With a worsening crisis in Venezuela, dark days in Nicaragua, an ever more fragile peace process in Colombia, new governments and new ideas in Brazil, Mexico and...
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The Expendables: The Weakest Links in the Drug Trafficking Chain

Drug traffickers are recruiting women by the hundreds to transport drugs from Bolivia to feed Chile’s growing consumer market....
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Bolivia-Brazil Border Remains Crime Hotspot

A security operation looking to regain control of the Bolivian border town of San Matías has revealed the extent to which an absence of state institutions has led...
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Legislation Challenges Efforts to Reduce Bolivia Female Prison Population

A new report says that progress made in lowering the number of marginalized women incarcerated for minor drug offenses in Bolivia is at risk of stalling unless...
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Coca Crops and Their Prices Grew in Bolivia in 2017: UNODC Report

The United Nations illicit crop monitoring program reported an increase in coca prices and new crops in Bolivia in 2017, signs of an ongoing trend that has been...
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Red Command Arrests in Bolivia Point to Group’s Likely Expansion

Police in Bolivia have captured three alleged members of one of Brazil's most powerful criminal groups after a brazen armed assault on a military base, raising...
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Mass Presidential Pardon Unlikely to Improve Bolivia Prisons

The president of Bolivia introduced a new amnesty and pardon decree to congress in an attempt to alleviate the country’s prison crisis. However, it is unlikely...