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Cali Deaths Keep Dropping, City Still Worst in Colombia

The city of Cali in Colombia is on track to see a drop in homicides for the fifth straight year, but killings remain an intractable problem due to the city’s...
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Colombia Legal Changes Jeopardize Future of FARC Agreement

Controversy surrounding the extension and modifications of a crucial law in Colombia shows the continued risks facing the successful implementation of the...
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Homicides Down, Disappearances Up: El Salvador’s Conflicting Numbers

Homicide rates in El Salvador are set to be at their lowest in years, yet the numbers of disappearances have increased dramatically in the same time, suggesting...
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Impact of Puntilla Death Likely Limited in Colombia Underworld

The killing of Óscar Mauricio Pachón, alias "Puntilla", leader of the criminal band Los Puntilleros, is a high profile event but it is unlikely to have a major...
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Tenoch Huerta on Playing Nuanced Caro Quintero in ‘Narcos Mexico’

In the fourth season of Netflix’s Narcos, actor Tenoch Huerta’s portrayal of Mexico drug kingpin Rafael Caro Quintero steals the show. He spoke with InSight...
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More Venezuela Drug Plane Seizures Signal Trafficking Increase

Venezuela authorities are touting their seizure of 28 alleged drug planes as a triumph in the fight against drug trafficking, but the increased seizures may...
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From Prison in Argentina, Monos Leaders Show Power

A violent attack on a courthouse days after the sentencing of 34 members of Argentina’s most notorious drug trafficking organization shows that the culmination of...
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Will Targeting CJNG Finances Help Mexico Break Powerful Crime Group?

Authorities in Mexico are seeking to attack the finances of the country’s most powerful organized crime groups, but questions remain as to whether the incoming...
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FARC Dissidents and the ELN Turn Venezuela Into Criminal Enclave

A recent meeting in Venezuela between the leaders of two Colombian guerrilla groups may signal consolidated organized crime activities in the neighboring country...
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‘Cash Luna’ Corruption Case May Reveal Guatemala Nexus of Drugs and Religion

A new investigation alleges that one of the most influential evangelical pastors in Guatemala took money from a high-profile drug trafficker, underscoring how the...
Argentina has struggled with soccer violence for many years
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Why Can’t Argentina Control Its ‘Barras Bravas’?

The troubled road that led to one of Latin America's most anticipated soccer finals being moved to Europe exposed, once again, the reach and influence of...
Authorities in Colombia process the dirty money uncovered in the operation
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Colombia Drug Mules Swallowing Dirty Money for Transport

Authorities in Colombia dismantled several international money laundering organizations that employed drug mules to ingest dirty money for transport from Mexico,...