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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 political, as well as criminal, connections facilitated that flow of...

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 to cover up his...

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 his brother's...

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 extortion victims...

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 leaving Honduras...

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