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Guatemala Presidential Candidate Solicited Sinaloa Cartel for Campaign Cash: US

US authorities have charged a Guatemalan presidential candidate with soliciting campaign funds from Mexico's Sinaloa...
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Guerrilla Groups Largest Employers at Colombia-Venezuela Border: Report

Criminal groups from Colombia have become the major source of employment in Venezuelan villages across the border as they recruit victims of the...
Colinas de Santa Fe, site of Mexico's largest mass grave discovery
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AMLO’s Complex Pledge to Uncover Mass Graves in Mexico

Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador recently reinstated the National Search System for Missing Persons (NSSMP), raising hopes that a real effort to...
Cocaine availability may be rising in Europe
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Op-Ed: Here’s What a Legal Market for Cocaine Could Look Like

It is abundantly clear, given decades of trial and error and escalating scientific evidence, that prohibition only makes risky drug use even riskier. If we...
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Cocaine, Murder and Dirty Cops: Argentina’s ‘Safe’ Province of Córdoba

The killing of a powerful drug trafficker and the arrest of a top police officer in a strategically located province of Argentina has revealed how crime groups...
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The Prison Kings of Guatemala

Guatemala’s most dangerous prison has a new king. Howard Wilfredo Barillas Morales, alias “Matazetas,” is the latest convict to control Pavón...
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Cocaine Haul Shows Sophisticated Trafficking Route Through Honduras’ La Mosquitia

Authorities in Honduras arrested four Colombian citizens caught in an attempt to smuggle over 100 kilograms of cocaine into the United States through a remote...
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Belize Prison Offers Softer Touch than Latin American Counterparts

Latin America’s prison system has long had a reputation for being corrupt, often acting as an incubator for organized crime groups and their criminal activities....
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Neutralizing Criminal Groups Key in Guaidó Security Plan for Venezuela

The opposition leader and president of Venezuela’s National Assembly has launched his new security plan for a potential transition government, announcing a series...
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Bolivia Seizes Black Market Medicine

Customs authorities in Bolivia have seized nearly two tons of contraband medicine to begin 2019, highlighting the scale of the illegal...
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Venezuela Govt Claims Military Buildup at Colombian Border is to Combat Criminal Groups

Venezuela has positioned 17 military bases along its border with Colombia in an effort to address what security officials describe as multiple attacks...
Argentina has dismantled a large arms trafficking organization
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Argentina Traffickers Buying US Arms for Sale to Brazil Gangs

Arms traffickers in Argentina bought US AR-15 rifle parts, assembled the firearms, and then transported the arsenal in a military-style truck. The intended buyers...