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Soccer tournament 'Copa America' will take place in Brazil
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Copa America Beefs Up Security in Brazil To Prevent Soccer Gang Violence

With the Copa America, South America’s most awaited soccer tournament, just around the corner, host country Brazil is pulling out all the stops to ensure the...
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Ex-Governor Bribed by Jalisco Cartel Tests Mexico’s Anti-Corruption Resolve

New US sanctions against a former Mexican state governor and a top magistrate for links to the Jalisco Cartel has showcased ongoing links between the upper echelons...
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Graffiti Death Threats – Venezuela’s New Tool of Fear

The recent appearance of threatening graffiti targeting political, social and student leaders in Venezuela is a previously unknown tactic in the country, although...
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The Tale of a Guatemala Mayor and Half a Ton of Cocaine

Corruption seems to be the common denominator in Guatemalan politics, particularly in an election year. One particularly egregious case involves Otoniel Lima...
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US Corruption List Highlights Northern Triangle Presidents’ Criminal Ties

A new US list of corruption suspects in Central America includes officials with ties to sitting presidents -- an important step in recognizing how deeply corruption...
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‘La Línea’ Gang Takes Deadly Hold on Colombia-Venezuela Border

A violent criminal gang known as "La Línea" has triggered several deadly shootouts in battles with other armed groups seeking to control remote trails near the...
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Venezuela Gang Muscles Into Trinidad and Tobago, Others May Follow

A Venezuelan criminal gang has migrated to the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago -- sounding alarms about the expansion of organized crime elements to the...
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Cartel Extortion Getting Worse for Businesses in Mexico City

Petty extortion has plagued business in Mexico City for years, but the recent killing of a local community leader angry at authorities’ inaction underscores the...
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Op-Ed: Organized Crime Tightens its Grip on Venezuela

Juan Guaidó tried to bluff Nicólas Maduro at the Venezuelan political poker table, pretending he had the enough of the military in his hand to take the pot. He...
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ELN Still Receiving Payments from Companies in Colombia

The recent arrest of an Argentine businessman, accused of financing the ELN in Colombia between 2011 and 2015, has brought the ongoing ties between criminal groups...
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Colombia Captures Leader of Los Pachelly But Gang is Thriving

The capture of a top leader of Los Pachelly, a powerful gang centered in the town of Bello near Medellín, has been lauded by authorities. But the group's power...
Foto: Alex Cruz/El Periódico de Guatemala
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Kamilo Rivera and the Ghosts of Guatemala’s Death Squads

Kamilo Rivera was a cop, an executioner and government minister. He is now on the run. Kamilo Rivera arrived shortly before 6 a.m. at his office in the colonial...