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SouthCom Head Visits Honduras for Drug Talks

...Chief of the U.S. Southern Command, General Douglas M. Fraser, started a two-day visit to Honduras on Tuesday. He will meet local authorities, including Defense Ministry representatives, to discuss...

The Corrupt Alliance of Two Former Presidents in El Salvador

...large part thanks to corruption, shady dealings and the use of state institutions for private purposes. Funes used the OIE, according to his own words , to provide himself...

Argentina Seizes 12,000 Pills in Synthetic Drug Ring Bust

...investigation into the drug ring, which operated in the northern Buenos Aires metropolitan area. Security Minister Sergio Berni described the group members as “upper-middle class” who all drove imported...

US Busts Puerto Rican Drug Smuggling Ring

...the trafficking operations involved airline workers exploiting their security clearance to smuggle the narcotics into the airport before handing them over to others in airport bathrooms to take on...
Venezuela’s latest political crisis brought demonstrators to the streets

How Will Venezuela Supreme Court Reversal Impact Organized Crime?

...Nicolás Maduro retains the right to create mixed public-private enterprises without the approval of the National Assembly, as well as the power to reform the country’s hydrocarbons law. This...

The Colombian Mafia

...of Colombia’s past: commanders of armed groups and powerful drug traffickers whose violent histories are well-known to the security forces and the media. However, these figures are a dying...

Bolivian Police Blame Santa Cruz Crime on Drug Disputes

...Bolivia. Three armed robberies took place last weekend in the city, including the murder of a security guard and the theft of more than $15,000 from a private residence....
US financial institutions are helping fight human trafficking

How Financial Institutions Lead Way in Battle Against Human Trafficking

...enforcement,” said Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance at the group’s first meeting. In the US, the Department of Homeland Security and its Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arm have been...
Florence Cassez, freed after seven years in Mexican prison

How to Protect Mexico’s Justice Reforms

...entity (the national statistics insitute INEGI? The Federal Judicial Council? The Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System? The Superior Audit Office?) could construct a series of performance...
Customs fraud scheme may have cost Argentina $300 million

Argentina Customs Fraud Scheme Harkens Back to Venezuela

...A customs fraud that allegedly allowed a criminal network to steal millions from Argentina’s government looks eerily similar to how some of Venezuela’s private businesses and corrupt government officials...

Mexico Media Coverage of Cartel Violence Leads to More Violence: Report

...work. And there is no way to ensure that every narco-focused blog — or private social media account — follows the strictures adopted by the media industry. But at...