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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...

In Berta Cáceres Murder Trial in Honduras, Prosecutors Will Fall Short*

...mishandling of the case, and the family in question has powerful friends. Who’s on Trial and Who’s Not In total, eight men will stand trial. Security forces in Honduras...
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...

Drug Gangs Cast Shadow over Guatemala Campaign Funding

...funds. Mirador Electoral warned in a July report that political parties appeared to be trying to conceal the source of their funding, which comes mainly from private donors. It...
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...

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...

Ecuador Soldiers Allegedly Trafficked Weapons to Ex-FARC Mafia

...of Borbón in the coastal Esmeraldas province near the border with Colombia through parcels, interprovincial busses and private vehicles in order to avoid weapons checkpoints, according to a separate...
The Supreme Court in Honduras

Honduras Extraditions Hint at Ongoing Weakness in Judicial System

...the United States, reported El Heraldo. Sources close the Security Ministry say the group was in charge of many of the Valle organization’s drug trafficking operations. A police source...

‘Narco-Tank’ Factory Found in North Mexico

...and fixes. However, in the U.S., legitimate businesses are catering to Mexicans’ demand for armored vehicles. As UPI reports, companies such as Safeguard Security Holdings, Inc., which has a...

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...

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...