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Venezuela Prison Implodes Under Additional Strain From Coronavirus

In mid-March, alarms were being raised about how vulnerable Venezuelan prisoners were to the spread of the coronavirus and the draconian measures implemented to...
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US Indictments Highlight Venezuela-Central America Drug Connections

Recent US indictments have shown in detail how Venezuela was at one point a key stepping stone for cocaine heading to the United States via Central America and how...
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How to Measure Coronavirus’ Criminal Impact in the Americas? Wait.

The coronavirus has upended crime. But measuring it has not been easy. And predicting its impact going forward may be even more...
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Tensions Rise in Bolivia’s Chapare as Government Escalates Anti-Drug Operations

Officials from Bolivia's interim government have stepped up drug trafficking operations over the last six months, but a focus on coca-producing communities in...
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Which Accusation Could Bring Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro Down?

The accusations, both legal and political, against Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro have come in thick and fast: alleged interference in police affairs, trying...
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In Honduras, Coronavirus Lockdown is Enforced at Gunpoint

Militarized police forces are at the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic in Honduras. Yet after more than a decade building a formidable state security arsenal,...
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Coronavirus and Crime – Lethal Combo for Mexico’s Riviera Maya

Mexico's tourism hotspots were already seeing visitor numbers drop due to the impact of violent crime, and with the coronavirus keeping more people away, it may be...
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Yet More Accusations Against Honduras President, But Will They Matter?

The latest accusations against Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández are the most damning yet and add further weight to his alleged role as a co-conspirator in...
Inmates in Argentina are demanding protection from a potential Coronavirus outbreak in prisons
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Coronavirus Turns House Arrest Into Hot Button Issue in Argentina

Fears of the coronavirus' spread within Argentina's prisons has ignited inmate protests and led officials to release prisoners to house arrest, a move that has...
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Six Ways Coronavirus is Impacting Organized Crime in the Americas

Criminal groups across Latin America have been forced to dig deep by the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown. Moving drugs and contraband, shaking down...
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Francisco Reyes Pacheco, Almost the Luckiest Man in Honduras

Francisco Reyes Pacheco is facing his share of legal problems, being embroiled in a drug trafficking scandal in the United States and having been forbidden from...
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The Slow Death of Mexico’s Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel

Mexico's Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel has found itself on the ropes, fending off authorities and attacks by the rival Jalisco Cartel and the...