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Cachiros Money Laundering Cells Still Operate in Honduras

Authorities in Honduras have revealed in recent months million-dollar money laundering operations connected to the Cachiros, indicating that vestiges of the drug...
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New Houses, Same Violence: Argentina’s Public Housing Challenge

In Buenos Aires, a shootout between gangs in a public housing development has highlighted a deficiency in Argentina’s public housing initiative: without...
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Bolivia Rivers Become Increasingly Popular Drug Trafficking Routes

Drug trafficking routes are starting to appear along rivers and canals in Bolivia, threatening to complicate efforts to stop the flow of cocaine to international...
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Trump Leaves Biden Corruption Problem at Mexico Border Wall

Former President Donald Trump's border wall project has developed a spotty record of attracting organized crime to its many construction sites, leaving the...
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New Criminal Alliance Fending Off ELN at Colombia-Venezuela Border

A new alliance between two of Colombia's main criminal groups is seeking to contest the ELN's control of lucrative criminal economies along the border with...
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Pandemic Aid Money Fuels Brazil’s Bank Robberies

Authorities in Brazil have dismantled a criminal organization specialized in the cloning of debit cards to steal emergency aid and other relief funds, highlighting...
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PCC Stalwart In Prison After Botched Rescue Attempt in Paraguay

The reported leader of the PCC in Paraguay, known as “Bonitão,” has been extradited back to Brazil after a tumultuous few days which saw gang members stage a...
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El Salvador Protects Accounts of Suspected Money Launderers

The head of El Salvador’s financial regulatory agency has instructed banks not to close the accounts of suspected or formally accused money launderers, the latest...
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Rio Militias and Their Complex Empire of Legal Businesses

As part of a mounting campaign going after criminal finances, police in Rio de Janeiro have asked courts to seize control of legal businesses used by militia groups...
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Counterfeit Money Trade Thrives in Brazil Amid Pandemic

Brazil has dismantled several large, sophisticated counterfeit cash rings in recent months, indicating that criminal groups with the technological savvy to print...
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Labor Initiatives in Women’s Prisons Struggle to Reduce Recidivism

Labor initiatives inside women´s prisons in Latin America aim to improve employment opportunities for female inmates, so as to reduce the rate of repeat offenses....
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Middleman Linked Colombian Gangs with Israeli, Japanese Mafia

An Israeli national suspected of ties to Japanese and Israeli mafia groups has been accused of running drug trafficking, money laundering, and sex trafficking...

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Decades of Deforestation, Illegal Mining and Impunity in Nicaragua

Nicaragua's Indio Maíz Biological Reserve, on the southern border with Costa Rica, is under...

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