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COHA: Mexico’s War on Sex Trafficking

From a report by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs Research Associate Melissa Graham, published October 13,...
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Stretching the Border: Smuggling Practices and the Control of Illegality in South America

From an article by José Carlos G. Aguiar, published in "Global Consortium on Security Transformation: New Voices Series," No. 6, October 10,...
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Shining Path Political Group Preps for Elections

Amid suspicions, a leftist organization of ex-Shining Path guerillas, known as Movadef, is prepping to launch mayoral candidates in at least three districts across...
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Mexico Denies Kidnapping of Honduran Consuls

Two Honduran diplomats reported being kidnapped temporarily by unknown perpetrators in Veracruz, Mexico last Saturday. But the state governor has already denied the...
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Colombia Arms Trafficking Ring Included Ex-Police, Witch

With occasional advice from a "witch," a group of police and military officials sold arms to the FARC's 48th Front, Colombian news media is...
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‘Zetas Control Human Trafficking in Hidalgo’

A report in Milenio describes how the Zetas control the human trafficking trade in the central state of Hidalgo, where an estimated 500,000 migrants (mostly Central...
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Suspected Human Smuggler Arrested in Ecuador

Ecuadorean officials arrested Miguel Dutan Meneses, a suspected member of the network of human smugglers that sent several Ecuadoreans through Mexico on...

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Proxy Gang Wars Fuel Record Homicides in Ecuador’s Prisons

An ongoing gang war in Ecuador’s prisons has made 2020 the bloodiest year on record for inmates, underscoring how the country’s penitentiary system cannot contain the escalating conflict among an...

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