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Black Market Peso Exchange Evolving in United States

US federal prosecutors say a real-estate investment firm accepted millions in drug money, revealing how high-end real-estate ventures are being used to launder...
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Trump Leaves Biden Corruption Problem at Mexico Border Wall

Former President Donald Trump's border wall project has developed a spotty record of attracting organized crime to its many construction sites, leaving the...
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Liquid Gold – False COVID-19 Vaccines Emerge in Latin America

In 2021, the COVID-19 vaccine is liquid gold. As governments begin to roll out inoculation programs, criminal groups are taking advantage of the anxious interim,...
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Mexico Clears Ex-Defense Minister, Accuses US of ‘Fabricating’ Drug Charges

Authorities in Mexico said they will not pursue criminal charges against a former defense minister who US prosecutors accused of colluding with organized crime...
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Mexico’s Fentanyl Crisis Reached New Heights in 2020

Trafficking of the deadly opioid fentanyl skyrocketed in 2020 throughout Mexico, solidifying the synthetic drug's status as a top criminal economy and the country's...
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Migrants at Risk as Coronavirus Shutters Mexico Shelters

The coronavirus pandemic has forced migrant shelters in Mexico to close or limit capacity, exacerbating an already precarious situation for migrants vulnerable to...
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Labor Initiatives in Women’s Prisons Struggle to Reduce Recidivism

Labor initiatives inside women´s prisons in Latin America aim to improve employment opportunities for female inmates, so as to reduce the rate of repeat offenses....
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Mexico City’s Roaring Trade in Wildlife Trafficking

A series of unusual and contrasting seizures of rare fauna in the Mexico City area have raised important questions about the modus operandi of wildlife trafficking...
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GameChangers 2020: The Resurgence of the Central American Cocaine Highway

A rush of drug plane traffic from South America, coupled with traffickers smuggling large cocaine shipments after coronavirus border restrictions eased, led to a...