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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...
Illegal Oro Peru
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Peru Targets Multinationals Linked to Sale of Illegal Gold

A new investigation into illegal mining has revealed that Peruvian prosecutors are digging into a large Swiss refinery for buying suspect gold. The case is the...
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Trump-Cuba Curveball May Boost Baseball Smuggling Networks

US President Donald Trump has ended a historic deal that provided a legal pathway for Cubans to play baseball professionally in the United...
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US Corruption List Omits Key Central American Officials

Senior officials named in a US government list of corruption suspects in Central America have all been sentenced for their crimes -- a fact critics say raises...
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Drug Gangs Corrupt Panama’s Shipping Industry

Drug gangs have infiltrated a Panama port through employees who smuggle cocaine into cargo containers destined for Europe -- a trafficking scheme that shows how...
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Fish Bladders Mean Big Business for Chinese and Mexican Smugglers

The swim bladder of an endangered fish caught only in Mexico nets tens of thousands of dollars in China’s black markets, with traffickers from both countries...
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The Demons in the Sinaloa Cartel’s Closet

The arrest of Juan Guadalupe Jacobo Regalado, alias "El J3" or "El Chepa," in early April marks a significant blow against the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico and marks an...
Paraguayan authorities seized a plane used to transport cocaine
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Ecuador Continues to Struggle Against Narco Flights

Ecuador launched an operation to try and halt the flow of narco flights, planes carrying drug shipments, in early April, showcasing how such flights have become...
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Op-Ed: Duque “Has Done Nothing for Us,” Says Trump

If President Iván Duque plans to make Donald Trump happy, he will do so at the detriment of Colombia. And he is condemned to fail. On March 29, Trump launched a...
Former Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte
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Cronies of Disgraced Veracruz Ex-Governor Walk Free in Mexico

Six officials linked to disgraced Veracruz ex-governor Javier Duarte's cabinet have been cleared of all charges or secured early release from jail, prompting...
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Mexico Still Struggling to Curb Illegal Medicine Epidemic

A Mexican senator has proposed tougher punishment for the illegal production and theft of medicine, as part of a renewed attempt to constrain the country’s...