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What Explains Brazil’s Homicide Decline?

Brazil is the world's murder capital. No other country even comes close. That is why it was big news when the country's Minister...
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Majority of Mexico Police Force Unfit for Service

The majority of police officers across Mexico are unfit for duty three years after the government established a firm timeframe for reforming the institution,...
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Venezuela-FARC Drug Trafficking Alliance May Explain DEA Expulsion

New evidence suggests that late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez allied with the FARC to “flood” the United States with cocaine, potentially explaining...
The city of Itatí in Corrientes is a strategic point in the marijuana trade in Argentina
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Argentina’s Itatí Trial Reveals City Corrupted by Marijuana Traffickers

A high-profile Argentine drug lord is accused of colluding with a vast network of local politicians and police officers to transport large quantities of marijuana...
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Why did Juan Guaidó Take Photos With Criminals at the Colombia Border?

Controversial photos showing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó posing with the heads of a Colombian paramilitary group, who allegedly helped Guaidó cross...
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Mexico Media Coverage of Cartel Violence Leads to More Violence: Report

A new report tackling public displays of brutality by Mexico's criminal groups has found that media coverage of these acts has actually encouraged more violence....
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InSight Crime Series – The Downfall of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández

A major US drug case against the brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández has ensnared the president, who prosecutors say took part in a conspiracy...
The Piñero prison, in the city of Rosario, hold high-profile drug traffickers
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Cash-for-Visits Ignites Battle in Infamous Argentina Jail

Relatives of imprisoned drug traffickers charged fees from other families to let them in to see their loved ones in an Argentine jail -- proof that prisons are...
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How His Own Extradition Policy Exposed the Honduras President

As his final extradition orders were being read and signed, a drug trafficker known as “El Negro” Lobo paced in his small holding cell. He was minutes away...
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Drones Are Limited Weapon Against Illegal Mining in Peru

Peru has deployed drones to some of the country's remote areas to track illegal mining, but using the information to capture and make cases against illegal miners...
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Chemicals for Cocaine Production Hidden in Sugar and Beer in Peru

Peruvian authorities managed to identify close to 20 methods for hiding illegal chemical components being sent to criminal groups in the VRAEM, the country’s top...
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Arrests Thrust Dominican Republic’s Top Drug Lord Into Spotlight

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have dismantled one of the country's most sophisticated crime syndicates, but the exploits of its leader, who is still on the...