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In Chile, Drug Trafficking Becoming More Prominent and Violent

According to a recent assessment, drug trafficking in Chile has become increasingly prominent, diversified, and violent over the past year — mirroring public...
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Jamaica and Haiti Swap Drugs and Guns

Criminal gangs in Jamaica and Haiti are engaged in a deadly trade: the exchange of marijuana for...
Argentina has imposed a mandatory quarantine to halt the spread of the Covid-19 virus
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How Has Coronavirus Shifted Argentina’s Drug Dynamics?

To slow the spread of the coronavirus, Argentina -- a transhipment point and growing consumer market for illegal drugs -- has shut down its borders, instituted a...
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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...
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Jamaica Can’t Shake Status As US’ Top Marijuana Provider

A series of marijuana seizures reported over the last few months, highlight the magnitude of the drug flow from Jamaica headed to the United States, as well as the...
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Chile’s Status as Marijuana Destination of Choice Confirmed by Record Bust

The seizure of a marijuana shipment of over 4 tons in Chile in mid-November, the largest drug bust in the country’s history, has confirmed that the Chilean market...
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The Criminal Portfolio of the Ex-FARC Mafia

With Colombia now producing more cocaine than ever before, the rise of illegal mining, as well as widespread extortion, the ex-FARC mafia has all the resources it...
The city of Itatí in Corrientes is a strategic point in the marijuana trade in Argentina
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Argentina’s Itatí Trial Reveals City Corrupted by Marijuana Traffickers

A high-profile Argentine drug lord is accused of colluding with a vast network of local politicians and police officers to transport large quantities of marijuana...
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A Green Gold Rush: Potent Marijuana Big Business For Colombia Traffickers

While Colombia is known for its vast coca fields, the hillsides of its Cauca region are covered in another illicit crop: highly potent...
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Venezuela Hides its Cocaine Behind Marijuana Seizures

Venezuela’s anti-narcotics agency reported that marijuana made up 80 percent of the country’s drug seizures in the first six months of 2019, contradicting...
Argentina's Naval Coast seized 1.800 marijuana plants
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Marijuana Crop on Argentina Border is Testing Ground for Smugglers

A remote stretch of forest in the north of Argentina was used to conceal a marijuana plantation, pointing to new dynamics in the Tri-Border area as criminal groups...