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Insecurity in Haiti Laid Groundwork for Trafficking Ring in Chile

Authorities in Chile have dismantled a transnational network that used travel agencies to traffic Haitian migrants, highlighting how push factors from Haiti and...
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Corruption Survey Shows Latin America Still Struggling to Tackle Graft

A new survey says that despite some advances made in recent years, Latin America and the Caribbean continue to score poorly for corruption, underscoring ongoing...
Haiti is training a new army
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Haiti’s Revived Military Could Pose More Security Risks Than Solutions

Haiti is reconstituing its previously disbanded army after more than two decades, amid concerns about growing insecurity as a United Nations peacekeeping force is...
Haiti’s prisons are the most overcrowded in the world
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Report Proposes Offering Legal Aid to Curtail Prison Overcrowding in Haiti

A recent report advocates increasing legal assistance for Haiti's prisoners awaiting trial, an initiative that could lessen some of the human and financial losses...
Haiti Senator-elect Guy Philippe
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Haiti Senator-Elect Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering in US

A senator-elect from Haiti pleaded guilty in a US federal court to money laundering charges, raising the question of whether or not he will provide information on...
A UN peacekeeper in Haiti
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Drawdown of UN Mission Could Impact Organized Crime in Haiti

The United Nations voted to end a stabilizing mission in Haiti shortly after the release of a report documenting allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers,...
Inmates in one of Haiti's prisons
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Haiti’s Hellish Prisons Symbolize Broken Justice System

A recent report by the Associated Press depicts hellish and lethal conditions suffered by inmates in Haiti's jails, providing further evidence that, like many...
Haiti President-elect Jovenel Moïse is facing money laundering allegations
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Money Laundering Case against Haiti President-Elect Threatens Island Stability

An investigation into Haiti's President-elect Jovenel Moïse for money laundering has begun just weeks before his inauguration, a case that could destabilize the...
Lynchings count for 15 percent of Haiti's homicides
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Over 400 Vigilante Killings Have Gone Unpunished in Haiti: UN

A recent UN report indicates that the majority of instances in which citizens take justice into their own hands in Haiti are never investigated, an indication of...
Guy Philippe during his first appearance before a US judge
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Haiti Senator-Elect Pleads Not Guilty to US Drug Charges

Former Haitian rebel leader and Senator-elect Guy Philippe pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering charges presented today in a Miami court, a...
Guy Philippe, wanted by the DEA and the Haitian government, was recently elected senator in Haiti
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Senator-elect in Haiti One of DEA’s Most Wanted

A Haitian sought by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for drug trafficking and money laundering was elected senator in his home country, an illustration...
Cuban migrants stranded in Turbo, Colombia
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Migrant Boom Provides Colombia’s Criminal Groups With Opportunity

A large influx of migrants from the Caribbean and other regions landing in Colombia has provided the country's criminal groups with a ready-made opportunity to...