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Majority of Businesses Hurt by Crime in Mexico: Report

A new report from Mexico’s statistics institute provides fresh evidence that the nation’s ongoing security crisis has taken a toll on the local economy,...
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Marijuana Seizures Plummet in US and Mexico. Will Illegal Profits Follow?

Authorities on both sides of the US-Mexico border have seized far less marijuana in recent years — a sign that the spread of legal forms of the drug within the...
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Venezuela Institutional Weaknesses Facilitate Cocaine Trafficking: Report

A new study from Transparency Venezuela says that the country’s weak criminal justice system, made worse by the government’s cooptation of public institutions,...
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Guatemala Elite’s Criminal Links Highlight Country’s Political Vulnerability

A representative of Central America's parliamentary institution from Guatemala has been linked to a criminal organization with longstanding ties to politicians and...
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Bolivia-Brazil Border Remains Crime Hotspot

A security operation looking to regain control of the Bolivian border town of San Matías has revealed the extent to which an absence of state institutions has led...
Expresidente de Honduras Porfirio Lobo
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New Corruption Case More Trouble for Embattled Former Honduras President

A new investigation has involved Ramón Lobo Sosa, brother of former Honduras president Honduras Porfirio Lobo, in a corruption scheme that diverted funds from the...
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Tobacco Cartel May Mark Shift in Mexico Underworld

The rise of a new cartel that strong-arms vendors to sell homegrown cigarette brands in large parts of Mexico has sparked concern about criminal organizations...
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LatAm Crime Groups Adapting to Meet Growing US Drug Demand

As the opioid crisis continues to ravage the United States, with a record number of overdose deaths, crime groups in Latin America have taken advantage of the...
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Venezuela Mega-Gang Leader Seen Partying, Symbol of State Abandonment

A short cellphone video of a "mega-gang" leader in Venezuela shows him relaxed, partying and seemingly thumbing his nose at...
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Rastrojos Demonstrate Power with Attack on Venezuela Military Base

A recent attack by Colombian criminal group, Los Rastrojos, on a military base in Venezuela confirms that the group is gathering strength in the country and will...
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Colombia Authorities in the Dark With New Anti-Drug Proposals

Colombia’s newly announced proposals to disrupt drug production by cutting access to power sources and alkaloids to rural areas might sound innovative on paper...
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Underreporting Helps Extortion Thrive in Mexico, Latin America

Citizens in Mexico are extorted once every hour and 15 minutes, underscoring how fundamental this activity is for the country’s criminals and how severe...