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Textiles Contraband Surges in Colombia as Convenient Money Laundering Tactic

Fashion continues to fuel money laundering in Colombia, generating millions in losses for the country's textile...
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Guatemala Prosecutors Link Dirty Money to Former Minister

Prosecutors in Guatemala say they have linked a multimillion-dollar cash seizure to a high-ranking minister that served under former President Jimmy Morales,...
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Colombia’s Doubtful Progress Against Landmines

An army official has touted significant progress in clearing landmines in Colombia, but their expanded use by criminal groups has undercut demining efforts and has...
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What Lies Behind Armed Robbery of Cancer Drugs in Mexico City?

A massive robbery of nearly 38,000 cancer drugs from a warehouse in Mexico City points to a growing sophistication in the country’s lucrative black market for...
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Drug Tunnel Discovery Highlights Battle for Mexico City’s Largest Market

The recent discovery of drug tunnels confirms how Mexico City's largest market continues to attract criminal groups, competing to dominate a range of illicit...
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‘Ovidio Fest’ – Culiacán Asked to Celebrate Release of El Chapo’s Son

It has been one year since authorities in Mexico released Sinaloa Cartel scion Ovidio Guzmán to stop his gunmen from laying waste to Culiacán, and now a block...
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Brazil Cracking Down on Rising Illegal Diamond Mining

A recent operation in northern Brazil has put a spotlight on the country’s often overlooked illegal diamond trade, but authorities are only scratching the surface...
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Business As Usual? Cocaine Seizures On the Rise At Bolivia-Brazil Border

Authorities claim that rising cocaine seizures along the Bolivia-Brazil border have come as a direct result of stepped-up enforcement, but such interceptions...
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Coronavirus Yet to Halt Peru’s Contraband Cigarette Trade

Police in Peru have recently seized large quantities of contraband cigarettes in one of the capital’s most populous districts, in what is just the latest...
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Destroy, Rinse, Repeat – Peru’s Illegal Mining Struggles in Áncash

Peruvian authorities have destroyed yet another illegal mining site in one of the nation’s most popular national parks, but the ongoing failure of official...
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Crashed Plane in Colombia May Be Example of ‘Cloned Craft’

A small plane that crashed outside the Colombian capital had the same registration number as a drug plane seized in Honduras a decade ago -- a likely case of a...
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Dutch Ship Makes Waves with Record Cocaine Seizures in Caribbean

A patrol ship in the Dutch Caribbean has caught a ton of cocaine in a rapid series of seizures, displaying how regularly drug shipments traverse the area on their...

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Mexico City Braces for Impact from Jalisco Cartel Advance

Despite having long played down the presence of the powerful Jalisco Cartel in Mexico City, a series of recent moves are making such denials increasingly...

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