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Source of Cash-Filled Trucks Confounds Argentina Officials

A series of trucks smuggling large amounts of cash of unknown origin have been intercepted along Argentina's northern border, leading to suspicions that...
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For Cuban Government, Desperate Resellers are Dangerous Criminals

The Cuban government has sent squads of military and police to end a spike in the selling of goods on the black market amid the pandemic, but the response seems...
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5 Times the MS13 Tried — and Failed — to Become Drug Traffickers

The US indictment of an MS13 leader in El Salvador chronicles the latest failure of the infamous street gang to transform itself into a more sophisticated,...
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Drug Ring Exposes Massive Money Laundering in Dominican Republic

The dismantling of one of the Dominican Republic's largest drug trafficking rings has revealed that the Caribbean nation serves not only as a cocaine transshipment...
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US Indictment of Fmr Minister Rekindles Stalled Guatemala Investigations

The indictment of a former economics minister in Guatemala for money laundering -- some of the very same charges he faced in his home country -- shows how US...
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In Chile, Drug Trafficking Becoming More Prominent and Violent

According to a recent assessment, drug trafficking in Chile has become increasingly prominent, diversified, and violent over the past year — mirroring public...
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Will Convicted Drug Money Launderer Run for President in Honduras?

A powerful business tycoon jailed in the United States for laundering drug money may soon be a presidential candidate in Honduras following his release this month,...
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Honduras Buries Pandora Case Along With its Anti-Corruption Fight

A Honduras court has ended the prosecution of nearly two dozen people -- including government officials -- accused in the Pandora case, a vast corruption scheme...
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Uribe Arrest Portends More to Come from Colombia’s Justice System

The detention and investigation of former Colombia President Álvaro Uribe Vélez, a powerhouse in Colombian politics long alleged to have ties to paramilitary...
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Three Takeaways from the Capture of ‘El Marro’ in Mexico

The arrest of Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel boss, “El Marro,” was welcomed by Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who was in need of a security...
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Brazil Humanitarian Law Feeds Active Black Market in Venezuela

Food trucked into Venezuela from Brazil under a law allowing it to be transported for humanitarian needs is being diverted to Venezuela's black...
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US Overlooked Rogue Drug War Officials in Mexico

Explosive accusations by US prosecutors that three former top Mexican security officials accepted millions of dollars in bribes from the Sinaloa Cartel serve as...