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Guatemala Police Case Stirs Up Dark Memories

Authorities in Guatemala have arrested seven individuals, among them four police officers, accused of belonging to a criminal organization dedicated to arms...
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Mexico Lacks Will, Means to Prevent Child Recruitment: Interview

Between 35,000 and 45,000 boys, girls and teenagers are apprehended and exploited by criminal groups in Mexico, according to Saskia Niño de Rivera, the director of...
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Brazil Hits Enter on Digital Piracy Crackdown

Brazilian authorities have launched a nationwide operation against digital piracy in conjunction with US and UK law enforcement, the country’s most recent attempt...
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Brazil’s Dirty List – Not Making a Dent in Modern Slavery

A government raid on an illegal gold mine in northern Brazil freed 39 people working in conditions of slavery and revealed once again the challenges that the...
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Mako Sharks Gutted and Tossed on a Chilean Landfill

The discovery of 17 shark carcasses discarded in a landfill in Chile indicates that illegal fishing practices may be on the rise as criminal actors continue to prey...
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Drones Rain Contraband on Panama Prison

A burst of attempted contraband smuggling into Panama’s largest prison complex has challenged governments claims about the success of recent reforms in bolstering...
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Microfinance Programs Fight Back Against Loan Sharks in Colombia

A local government in Colombia is offering small, low interest loans to people struggling to make ends meet in the coronavirus pandemic, to help steer them away...
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Contentious Guatemala Budget Sees Frustrations Boil Over

Protestors flooded the streets of Guatemala after the congress approved a budget for 2021 that, reduced funds for the judicial branch by half, while increasing...
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Stolen Flu Vaccines Show Mexico’s Black Market Adapted to Coronavirus Demand

A flu vaccine in Mexico has become the latest drug to emerge on Latin America’s burgeoning black market medicine trade, highlighting how criminal groups are...
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Why Have Political Assassinations More Than Doubled in Brazil?

Political assassinations have marred successive Brazilian elections but the pace of these killings has more than doubled in 2020, with the power of militia groups...
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Going Door to Door: Mexico City’s Response To Child Recruitment

Officials in Mexico City have launched a new program which will seek to impede criminal networks from recruiting minors across its Historic Center, suggesting the...
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With Pandemic Raids, Bukele Government Faces Major Investigation in El Salvador

El Salvador authorities have launched a criminal investigation into the government’s coronavirus pandemic spending, marking the severest legal action to date...