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Inside an MS13 Clique’s Campaign of Terror at the Honduras-El Salvador Border

The entrance to the Honduran border town of Camasca is well guarded. A column of the army’s special forces stops vehicles along the paved road that winds through...
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Brazen Murder of Soldiers Latest Incident to Raise Alarm in Uruguay

The unprecedented murder of three soldiers in Uruguay has again raised the alarm about the seemingly growing brazenness of criminal actors in a country long...
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Guatemala Courts At Renewed Risk of Infiltration by Criminal Groups

Just as Guatemala is completing a selection process to appoint judges to two senior courts, an investigation has revealed a familiar scheme involving criminal...
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Brazil Smuggles In Hydroxychloroquine Amid Coronavirus Despair

Smugglers in Brazil wasted no time in moving an anti-malarial drug touted by President Jair Bolsonaro as a potential treatment for the coronavirus, smuggling more...
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Chile Sees Drug Trafficking as Most Severe National Security Threat: Survey

While Chile has one of the lowest homicide rates in Latin America and has managed to avoid major criminal groups developing there, a new survey has shown that...
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Money Laundering Allegations Dog Mexico’s Cruz Azul Soccer Club

Although the Mexican soccer league has canceled the rest of its season, one of its most acclaimed clubs has remained in the headlines as three of its directors are...
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‘Who Killed Berta Cáceres?’ – New Book Probes High-Profile Honduras Murder

When journalist Nina Lakhani first met Berta Cáceres in 2013 on the eve of the general elections in Honduras, the indigenous land defender knew she couldn’t give...
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The Controversial New Deployment of US Troops in Colombia

The decision to send US troops into Colombia to help against drug trafficking is a troubling one, whether as part of the two countries' security strategy or...
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Continued Street Drug Sales in Tijuana Puts Users at Risk of Coronavirus

A coronavirus outbreak in the Mexico border city of Tijuana has not stymied street-level heroin and methamphetamine sales, and its large population of drug users is...
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Venezuela Relies on Gold as Other Criminal Economies Dry Up

In the wake of Venezuela’s hyperinflation and economic collapse, the country has come to rely on dwindling oil exports, remittances, and the smuggling of fuel,...
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The Hunt for ‘Wilexis’ – Manufactured Mayhem in Petare, Venezuela

A complex game of cat-and-mouse has unfolded over the last two weeks in one of Caracas’s most infamous neighborhoods, revealing how the Maduro regime tries to...
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US Indictment Claims Venezuelan Politician Linked to Hezbollah, Hamas

US authorities have indicted a former Venezuelan congressman for serving as a go-between for Nicolás Maduro's government, Hezbollah and Hamas, drastically upping...