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Authorities in Argentina dismantled an organization whose leader operated from inside a prison in Rosario

Argentina’s Piñero Prison Becoming Increasing Organized Crime Hotspot

Authorities in Argentina dismantled a drug trafficking organization whose leader operated from inside a prison in one of the country’s crime hotspots, unveiling further details on how these groups operate to evade...

Overcrowded, Too Few Guards and Easy Access to Drugs in Paraguay’s Most Crowded Prison

The June 2019 massacre of 13 Rotela Clan members by PCC inmates at the San Pedro prison in Paraguay shed light on the critical situation in which the South American country's...

Women in Brazil PCC Cell Take Part in Planning Killings

Female members of a cell of Brazil’s violent PCC prison gang ordered and carried out the killing of another woman, challenging the assumption that women only occupy the gang’s...

Brazil Govt Dismisses Prison Torture Despite Mounting Evidence

A damning report stating that federal agents systematically tortured prisoners in Brazil's northern state of Pará have found little attention from President Jair Bolsonaro, who...

Homeless People Abused to Smuggle Cell Phones in Costa Rica Jails

A group that used homeless people to smuggle cell phones and drugs into Costa Rican prisons is under investigation, the second time such a ring has been exposed in two...

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Latin America Looks Inward to Evaluate Drug Policy Impact

Latin American civil society groups are attempting to turn "war on drugs" logic on its...

They’re like ‘Circus Animals’: Mexico’s Drug Lords and Other Prison Problems

Psychoanalyst and anthropologist Elena Azaola is one of Mexico's foremost experts on...

New Video Appears of Hit Squad in Mine-Rich Mexico Region

A new video of a caravan of hitmen in northern Mexican offers a rare view of the fighting...

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