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‘PCC and Brazil Government Engaged in Game of Chess,’ says Expert

The PCC has become one of the most complex and important criminal organizations with Latin America, with over 30,000 members in Brazil, an active presence in...
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New Revelations Confirm Impunity for Colorado Party Members in Paraguay

A list of assets belonging to officials in Paraguay has drawn attention to the wealth of a handful of high-profile politicians, who have...
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Paraguay Bungling Chance to Root Out Corruption in Customs

Last year, the arrest of top customs officials in Paraguay revealed a sprawling corruption network that allowed smugglers to operate with near-complete impunity. As...
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New Index Finds Corruption Worsening Across Latin America

An index looking at the ability of Latin American countries to combat corruption has highlighted that signs of progress are still few and far between, and the...
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Corruption and Graft Afflict Latin America’s Pandemic Response

As Latin America emerges as the new global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, corruption has proliferated, with politicians and middlemen quick to line their...
Argentina is home to a large contraband cigarette market
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Argentina Smugglers Turn to Cigarettes in Coronavirus Lockdown

Amid a shortage of cigarettes in Argentina after factory closings due to the coronavirus pandemic, the black market cigarette trade has surged -- an illegal economy...
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Coronavirus Clemency: Detainees Seek Freedom Across Latin America

As the coronavirus crisis exposes the strains on Latin America’s notoriously overcrowded prison system, members of the region’s criminal elite are seeking...
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Paraguay Shakes Up Drug Policy with First Medical Cannabis Licenses

Paraguay issued its first-ever medical cannabis licenses this February, marking a major shift for the marijuana-producing country while raising questions about its...
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PCC’s Rapid Expansion Topic of Debate at InSight Crime Conference

Thanks to a combination of great organizational capacity, control of prisons, high levels of loyalty among its members and dominance of key criminal economies, the...