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Juan Orlando Hernández, presidente de Honduras

What Fate Awaits MACCIH in Honduras?

The Honduran Congress has advised President Juan Orlando Hernández not to renew the mandate of the international anti-corruption mission that has helped to...

Jamaica Can’t Shake Status As US’ Top Marijuana Provider

A series of marijuana seizures reported over the last few months, highlight the magnitude of the drug flow from Jamaica headed to the United States, as well as the...

The Ecuador Fishermen Snatched Away by US Drug Warriors

Before the call dropped, Bexy learned the hazardous details of Manuel’s journey. Desperate to find money to rebuild their home, he had agreed to transport cocaine...

Illegal Mining Behind Mercury Contamination Harming Colombia’s Indigenous

Mercury contamination caused by illegal mining in Colombia's Amazon is threatening the welfare of Indigenous communities who are now seeking legal action against...

Landmark US Drug Trial Leaves Bloody Trail in Honduras

The director of a maximum-security prison in Honduras was brazenly murdered in broad daylight, in what was just the latest in a string of killings following the...

Senior Police Linked to Family Drug Clans in Peru’s VRAEM

Authorities in Peru are investigating possible links between family clans dedicated to drug trafficking and members of the police that are willing to accept bribes...

Tankers Go Dark to Help Venezuela Evade Oil Sanctions

Venezuela is using “invisible” tankers to secretly export its oil reserves, enabling a renewed uptick in exports that could help President Nicolás Maduro...

Jade: New Crown Jewel for Crime Groups in Guatemala

Authorities have uncovered that an eastern coastal region of Guatemala, known to be a cocaine corridor, has been used in the trafficking of jade -- a gemstone used...

Butterflies, Beetles and Spiders: Costa Rica’s Smaller Eco-trafficking Targets

While eco-trafficking in Costa Rica has largely been associated with turtles, recent raids have shown how its butterflies, beetles, wasps and spiders can also fetch...

Gulf of Mexico Oil Industry Reeling From Hundreds of Pirate Attacks in 2019

The seizure of an Italian oil supply vessel by pirates in the Gulf of Mexico in November, in which two crew were injured, was but the latest in a series of hundreds...

Mexico’s Former Top Security Official Indicted on US Drug Charges

US authorities have arrested the former top security official in Mexico during the administration of former President Felipe Calderón on drug charges and taking...
Mauricio Macri took office in Argentina in December 2015

Macri Leaves Office in Argentina With Mixed Reviews on Crime

Four years after coming to power, Argentina’s Mauricio Macri is leaving the presidential office with a mixed review on security and the fight against crime...