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El Salvador AG’s Office Escalates Efforts Against Corruption

An investigation in El Salvador has uncovered links between former members of the Attorney General’s office and the government of ex-President Mauricio Funes,...
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Canada Marijuana Legalization Puts Spotlight on LatAm Drug Policy

Recreational marijuana in Canada is now officially legal, and while the decision is unlikely have a significant impact on Latin America’s black market, it could...
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Arrests of Honduras Police Reveal Setbacks in Purge

The arrest of high-ranking Honduras police officers accused of having criminal network ties illustrates the challenges the government will have to tackle if it...
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Colombia’s ELN, Ex-FARC Mafia Recruiting Hungry Venezuela Migrants

Reports that criminal groups in Colombia are increasingly recruiting migrants from Venezuela shows how these armed actors are taking advantage of those fleeing...
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Panama Security Officials Implicated in International Arms Trafficking Network

Authorities in Panama are asking the United States for assistance in investigating an international arms trafficking network that may have included the...
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Colombia Drug Possession Decree Misses Mark

The seizure of more than 7 metric tons of drugs from users in nine days in Colombia after a decree effectively banning personal drug use has been heralded a success...
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‘Poverty Is Breeding Ground for Drug Trafficking:’ Argentina Security Official

Martín Verrier, Argentina’s deputy secretary for the fight against drug trafficking, spoke with InSight Crime about the criminal landscape in the South American...
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El Salvador’s Jailed Gang Mediator: ‘I feel defrauded’

The former leftist guerrilla and ex-congressman Raúl Mijango is jailed and facing 20 years in prison for extortion -- one of two crimes derived from his role in...
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Narco-Tunnel on US-Mexico Border Points to Sinaloa Cartel

Authorities in Mexico and the United States have yet to identify who is behind the construction of a recently dismantled narco-tunnel near the US-Mexico border. But...
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Guatemala Used Anti-Drug Resources for Political Monitoring

The revelation that Guatemala President Jimmy Morales ordered US resources intended for combatting drug trafficking to be shifted to monitoring anti-corruption...
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Money Laundering Tactics Adapting to Colombia Cocaine Boom

A new investigation says that record cocaine production in Colombia is causing criminal groups to diversify the ways in which they launder their money, reflecting...
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Costa Rica Crime Groups Diversifying Oil Theft Techniques

The ways in which bands of fuel thieves in Costa Rica are tapping oil pipelines in order to steal and later resell the good are growing increasingly sophisticated,...