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Monthly Archives: April 2015

One of thousands of illegal workshops in Buenos Aires
Two recent cases from opposite ends of South America show how criminal activities as diverse as... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Textiles and Organized Crime: How Everyday Products Turn Criminal Profits

Alleged members of "Los Pri"
Authorities in Colombia and the United States have broken up a synthetic drug trafficking network... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Disbands Transnational Synthetic Drug Ring

Roxana Baldetti and President Otto Perez Molina
Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina and Vice President Roxana Baldetti have come under intense... ReadLeer

How the Scandal that Rocked Guatemala Threatens the Presidency

Mexico City's airport - the "crown jewel"
Data on seizures by customs officials at Mexico’s ports of entry over the last decade illustrates... ReadLeer
/ Contraband

Mexico’s Contraband Seizures Point to Persistent Problem at Ports

Costa Rican authorities conducting a raid
Costa Rica's authorities have arrested over a dozen alleged members of a drug trafficking network... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

Costa Rica Dismantles Drug Trafficking Network

Lisa Johnson and Fred Mitchell
The United States and the Bahamas have signed an agreement to facilitate combating transnational... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

Bahamas Gets US Help to Combat Human Trafficking

Imprisoned MS13 members
El Salvador's government is proposing a law that would be the first of its kind, offering support... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Proposes First Ever Gang Rehabilitation Law

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos
President Juan Manuel Santos announced a new security plan intended to further disrupt the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Launches New BACRIM Offensive

Criminal networks are reportedly feuding for control of Peru's principal seaport, a key hub in the... ReadLeer
/ Peru

Drug Gangs Battle for Peru’s Chief Seaport

A shop selling car parts in Colombia
Half of all car parts sold in Colombia come from stolen vehicles, and that's just one segment of a... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Illegal Car Trade Worth $3.9 Billion

Among soccer fans worldwide, Argentina's "barras bravas," Italian "ultras," and British hooligans... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

How Soccer Fans and Violence Mix in Sao Paulo, Brazil

A small number of Salvadoran gang members have reportedly elected to set up operations in... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

‘El Salvador Gang Members Flee to Honduras, Guatemala’