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Mexico’s Former Top Security Official Indicted on US Drug Charges

US authorities have arrested the former top security official in Mexico during the administration of former President Felipe Calderón on drug charges and taking...
Mauricio Macri took office in Argentina in December 2015
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Macri Leaves Office in Argentina With Mixed Reviews on Crime

Four years after coming to power, Argentina’s Mauricio Macri is leaving the presidential office with a mixed review on security and the fight against crime...
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Guyana’s Mining Region is Open Door to Venezuelan Organized Crime

A recent Crisis Group report explores criminal dynamics in the Guyanese mining region bordering Venezuela, revealing how the chaos and violence of Venezuela’s...
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Chile’s Status as Marijuana Destination of Choice Confirmed by Record Bust

The seizure of a marijuana shipment of over 4 tons in Chile in mid-November, the largest drug bust in the country’s history, has confirmed that the Chilean market...
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Record Cocaine Seizures in Brazil Reveals Drug Flooding Ports

Cocaine seizures in Brazil have hit a record high this year -- with the vast majority of drugs detected in cargo containers at the country’s...
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Costa Rica Struggling to Stop Repeated Organ Trafficking Cases

Prosecutors in Costa Rica are investigating a suspected organ trafficking ring at a hospital in the country’s capital -- the second time in recent years they’ve...
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Drug Traffickers Used Venezuela’s Isla Margarita as Backdoor to Europe

A Venezuelan island in the Caribbean that is a popular tourist destination was used by a Colombian trafficker to move drugs to the United States and Europe, in...
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InSight Crime Conference Talks Trends, Perspectives on LatAm Organized Crime

For the second consecutive year, some of Latin America’s leading academics and experts in the field of organized crime convened in the Colombian capital of...
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Wave of Murders Hits Small Coca-Producing Town in Northern Colombia

Murders have spiked in a northern Colombia town that borders Venezuela, is home to armed groups, and has an abundance of coca -- an explosive...
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‘Transportista’ Groups Expand Operations in Costa Rica

A Costa Rican crime group earned more than $100,000 providing logistical support to drug traffickers -- evidence that “transportista” services in the Central...
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Will US Court Case Shine Light on Colombia’s Corrupt Emerald Industry?

The US court case of Horacio Triana, known as Colombia's "emerald czar," will focus on drug trafficking charges and is unlikely to shine a light on a complex web of...
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Can Armed Soldiers Really Solve El Salvador’s Coffee Woes?

El Salvador officials have announced the deployment of more than 3,000 troops to protect coffee farms from theft -- a puzzling move, given that crop theft is not...