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Alcohol Smuggling: A Hangover for Latin America?

A new report shows how sales of illegal alcohol in Latin America make for a booming contraband industry that is hardly ever held...
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Peru Drug Trafficking Groups Expanding to New European Markets

Drug trafficking routes out of Peru have taken a new direction in recent years, suggesting a shake up in the criminal networks operating in the country and the...
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Restrictions on Venezuela Migrants Boost Criminal Networks

New immigration restrictions announced by some countries in Latin America to stem the tide of migrants fleeing Venezuela could create a boomerang effect in the...
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Capture of Venezuela Mega-Gang in Peru is Ominous Sign for Region

The recent capture of several members of a Venezuela criminal group in Peru illustrates how criminals in the troubled Andean nation are migrating and sometimes...
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Peru’s Judicial Corruption Scandal, Explained

Peru's entire judicial apparatus is in chaos following the leak of audio recordings that appear to show powerful officials engaged in various influence peddling and...
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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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How Billions in Dirty Cash Flowed Through Peru’s Biggest Banks

Secret documents leaked to OjoPúblico reveal that more than $2.2 billion linked to suspected criminal activity entered Peru’s financial system through clients...
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Leaders Beset by Graft Scandals to Talk Corruption at Regional Summit

The 2018 Summit of the Americas will likely see many uncomfortable conversions between nervous politicians -- and perhaps a heavy dose of hypocrisy -- thanks to the...
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Weekly InSight: Latin America’s Odebrecht Scandal Just Keeps Growing

In our March 29 Facebook Live session, Managing Editor Josefina Salomón and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed recent developments in a seemingly never-ending...