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Colombia's profitable emerald mining industry has alleged ties to illegal activities
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Crime-Linked Colombia Emerald Barons Face Extradition on US Drug Charges

The United States has requested the extradition of several Colombian emerald magnates on drug trafficking charges, marking the first time US authorities have...
Tomás Yarrington is just one of 11 ex-governors facing corruption charges in Mexico
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Mexico Ex-Governor’s Extradition Overshadows Other Important Cases

The extradition to the United States of Tomás Yarrington, a former Mexico governor whose name has become synonymous with corruption and narco politics, could now...
Tomás Yarrington, former PRI governor of Tamaulipas
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An Extradition From Italy May Increase US-Mexico Tensions

A former Mexican governor captured in Italy faces extradition to the United States and Mexico, which may spark new tensions between the neighboring...
El Chapo in US custody
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The Rise and Fall of El Chapo, According to the US Government

US prosecutors have filed a memorandum detailing the lengthy criminal career of recently extradited Mexico drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, a unique look at...
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Guatemala’s Mafia State and the Case of Mauricio López Bonilla

Former Guatemalan Interior Minister Mauricio López Bonilla -- a decorated war hero and a longtime US ally -- finds himself treading water amidst a flurry of...
'Mi Sangre' during his extradition to the United States
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Historic Colombia Kingpin ‘Mi Sangre’ Extradited to United States

Colombian kingpin "Mi Sangre" has been extradited from Argentina to the United States, closing a chapter in one of the most pivotal and turbulent periods in...
Marlon Francesco Monroy Meoño, alias "El Fantasma"
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Extradition of ‘Ghost’ to US Could Haunt Guatemala Elites

Guatemala has extradited to the United States an alleged drug trafficker suspected of being at the center of several developing scandals linked to the...
Maximiliano Bonilla Orozco, alias "Valenciano"
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8 Years After Indictment, US Sentences Colombia Crime Boss

A US court has sentenced a top Colombian drug trafficker years after he negotiated his way back to criminal life in Colombia, in a case that highlights weaknesses...
Document containing details on Wilter Blanco's alleged criminal activities
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Honduras Kingpin Accused by US Will Turn Himself In: Reports

An alleged drug trafficker suspected of ties to numerous corrupt officials in Honduras is reportedly preparing to turn himself in, but just where he would be...
Honduras Army Captain Santos Rodríguez Orellana
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Blood Thicker Than Water? US Accusations Put Honduras President in Difficult Spot

The US government’s recent accusations against several alleged drug traffickers, among them military officials, have placed Honduras’ President Juan Orlando...
The Supreme Court in Honduras
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Honduras Extraditions Hint at Ongoing Weakness in Judicial System

Five members of the weakened Valles drug trafficking organization are facing extradition to the United States, highlighting the Honduran government's commitment to...
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and former President Álvaro Uribe
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How Colombia Peace Crisis Could Shake Up Criminal Landscape

Colombia's surprise rejection of a peace agreement between the government and the hemisphere's longest-running insurgency could push rebel factions to abandon the...