Archive: Jan 2014

'El Chapo' Guzman Gets His Own TV Show in United States

EL CHAPO / 31 JAN 2014

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's life and times are to be brought to television screens across the United States later this year, in a new series that is surely a…

Drug Trafficking Drives Deforestation in Central America: Study

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 31 JAN 2014

Drug trafficking is responsible for the massive destruction of rainforests across Central America, according to a new study, destroying huge swathes of land for airstrips, roads, and cattle ranches that…

Mexico Captures CJNG Leader, Investigates Links With Vigilantes

JALISCO CARTEL / 31 JAN 2014

Authorities in Mexico have captured one of the top leaders of the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation, a significant blow to an influential criminal organization that has…

How Gangs Grow Stronger in Brazil's Prisons

BRAZIL / 31 JAN 2014

On January 4, the capital of Maranhao, Brazil, suffered a wave of coordinated attacks on buses and police stations, ordered by a local prison gang. The death of…

Colombia Eco-Trafficking Facilitated by Public Indifference: Experts

COLOMBIA / 31 JAN 2014

Ten trafficked animals are recovered each day at Colombia's busiest airport, marking the extent of this thriving illegal trade, which experts say is being left unchallenged by public indifference. …

Colombia-Venezuela to Launch New Contraband Crackdown

COLOMBIA / 30 JAN 2014

Colombia and Venezuela are to launch a new anti-smuggling initiative in an attempt to crack down on the huge amounts of contraband crossing their border daily, but local corruption…

Death of Emerald Magnate's Son Raises Tensions in Colombia

COLOMBIA / 30 JAN 2014

Emerald miners in Colombia will soon meet with church and police representatives in an attempt to avert a bloody conflict, as ongoing tension highlights the government's failure to curb…

Can New Anti-Human Trafficking Body in Brazil Really Have Impact?

BRAZIL / 30 JAN 2014

A national body to combat human trafficking has been set up in Brazil as part of a new strategy aimed at tackling the crime; but without much needed changes in…

US Border Drone Crash Distracts From Larger Issues in Their Use

US/MEXICO BORDER / 29 JAN 2014

The United States has grounded a fleet of drones used to monitor the border with Mexico following the crash of an unmanned aircraft, an event that distracts from larger issues…

Colombia Prison Riot Deaths Put Spotlight on Overcrowding

COLOMBIA / 29 JAN 2014

Ten inmates died and around 40 more were injured during a riot and a fire in a northern Colombia prison, highlighting chronic overcrowding in the country's jails and prompting calls…

Can Mexico's New Anti-Kidnapping Body Stem the Growth of the Crime?

KIDNAPPING / 29 JAN 2014

Mexico has created a new unit to combat rising kidnapping in the country, but the question remains of whether this body will tackle the crime more effectively than existing institutions…

At Least 4 Top Honduras Cops Lead Drug Trafficking Rings: NGO

HONDURAS / 29 JAN 2014

A representative from a leading NGO in Honduras says at least four high-ranking police officials head drug trafficking organizations, a claim that underscores the depth of police corruption and the…

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