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Between the Best Coffee and Drugs in the World: Peru’s Tambopata Valley

Ojo-Público visited San Pedro de Putina Punco, a district located in Sandia province in the jungles of Peru’s southern Puno city. Illegal coca crops, maceration...
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In Honduras, the Law of the Jungle Abides

A zoo full of wild beasts founded by a murderous drug trafficker; a millionaire banker who finances a drug cartel and breeds crocodiles out of passion; and a...
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Weekly InSight: Security Outlook for Honduras Election Crisis

In our December 7 Facebook Live session, independent journalist Sarah Kinosian spoke with Senior Editor Mike LaSusa about the ongoing election crisis in...
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Massacre in Magüí Payán, Post-Conflict Colombia’s Hidden Time Bomb

On November 27, 13 people were killed in the municipality of Magüí Payán, in the southeastern Colombia department of Nariño, after an alleged confrontation...
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Arrest of Rio Drug Kingpin Unlikely to Break Gang Control

One of Rio’s most wanted drug kingpins has been arrested in a massive security operation, raising questions about how his capture might affect...
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With Echoes of 2009, Honduras Again Approaches Chaos

Honduras has returned to the brink of chaos a week after a disputed presidential election in which a winner still has not been declared....
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Gang Members, Guards Accused in Guatemala Prison Director’s Murder

Authorities in Guatemala have accused several prison guards of conspiring with alleged gang members to murder a prison director, a reminder of how widespread...
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New US Opioid Measures Undermined by Lack of Funding, Personnel

New measures to fight the US opioid crisis demonstrate the White House’s interest in using the issue as a political cudgel, rather than attacking its...
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El Salvador Ex-President’s Conviction Illustrates Rot in Government

The conviction of former El Salvador President Mauricio Funes leaves a bittersweet taste. While it shows the country’s growing power to proseucte powerful...
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Guatemala’s ‘Ghost’ Sentenced in US With Plea Deal That Could Spook Elites

One of Guatemala’s most notorious drug traffickers has been sentenced to more than two decades in a US prison. And his agreement to...
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Mexico Inches Closer to Solidifying Military’s Crime-Fighting Role

Lawmakers in Mexico moved one step closer to cementing the military’s role in the fight against organized crime, despite criticisms about whether oversight...
Aviones pequeños como estos son utilizados para el tráfico aéreo de drogas en Paraguay
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Takedown in Paraguay Highlights Struggle Against Aerial Trafficking

An international operation led to the disruption of an alleged trafficking network that authorities say managed drug flights from Paraguay to other South...