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Are Mexico Crime Groups Fueling Rise in US Overdose Deaths?

New data shows synthetic opioid drugs are driving a sustained increase in overdose deaths in the United States, and booming seizures of these drugs by US and...
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US-Mexico ‘Action Plan’ Thinks Big, but Impact May Be Small

The United States and Mexico have announced plans for renewed cooperation on combating Mexico-based drug trafficking groups. But although the proposed strategy...
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What Is Behind Growing Violence In Costa Rica?

Costa Rica’s recently-elected President Carlos Alvarado Quesada has officially hit 100 days in office. But his government is still struggling to stall worsening...
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Are Armed Drones the Weapon of the Future for Mexico’s Cartels?

Mexico’s powerful drug cartels could be using armed drones to attack those impeding their criminal operations, marking the potential expansion of the use of this...
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Members of US Congress Ask for Sanctions Against LatAm Elites

A bipartisan group of members of the US Congress have asked President Donald Trump to investigate and sanction six individuals who have been accused of corruption...
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Are Mexico President-Elect’s Security Proposals Wishful Thinking?

Mexico President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has set himself the task of shifting the country’s heavy-handed, militarized security policies against...
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5 Strategies to Combat Human Trafficking in the Americas

Human trafficking remains one of world’s most profitable criminal industries, but recent initiatives show governments and activists across the Americas are...
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Mexico Organized Crime-Related Executions Hit Record High: Report

A new report says that executions linked to organized crime in Mexico have skyrocketed to record levels during the first six months of 2018, underscoring how...
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Guatemala Self-Defense Groups Reminder of Security Concerns

Authorities in Guatemala fear that self-defense groups operating in response to a lack of state presence may turn into criminal organizations engaged in illicit...