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Despite Argentina's prominent role as a money laundering center and as a drug transit and consumption point, the country does not suffer from the high levels of violence that affect other Latin American nations.

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Chinese Fishing Fleet Still Baits Argentina

NEWS / 7 JUN 2021

China’s distant-water fishing fleet is once again engaging in suspicious and potentially illegal fishing near Argentinean waters, demonstrating the limits of both regional and Chinese government attempts to rope in…

Grapes of Wrath - Why Argentina and Brazil are Awash in Smuggled Wine

NEWS / 27 MAY 2021

While contraband has boomed at the Argentina-Brazil border during the COVID-19 pandemic, wine seems to have been in particularly high demand, with one high-profile murder being linked to its smuggling.

The Elevated Risks Facing Young Men in Rosario, Argentina

NEWS / 24 MAY 2021

Young men make up a quarter of homicide victims in Rosario, according to a new report, driving home the fact that those under 21 are far more likely to join…

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Argentina’s maritime shipping industry and growing consumer market have made it a major transshipment point for illegal drugs. While the country’s homegrown criminal groups do not have the international reach of their counterparts in neighboring South American countries, powerful local clans control key illicit economies in their city strongholds, such as Rosario-based criminal gang, Los Monos.

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ARGENTINA / 18 MAY 2021

A judge in Argentina has been charged with running a corruption network that included lawyers and a slain customs official, in a case that illustrates a pattern of judges accused…

ARGENTINA / 7 MAY 2021

The cat-and-mouse game of evading law enforcement was taken literally by drug smugglers recently in Panama, who hid cocaine on a feline and sent it into a prison.

ARGENTINA / 28 APR 2021

Despite numerous investigations against him, an Argentine aviation tycoon was able to exploit aircraft registration loopholes in the United States to help traffickers across Latin America source drug planes.

ARGENTINA / 18 MAR 2021

Argentina's criminal clans are growing stronger as domestic drug consumption rises, while trafficking networks now thrive in its border regions.

ARGENTINA / 16 MAR 2021

An ambitious mayor, a well-connected deputy mayor, dirty cops, a corrupt judge, and a lot of marijuana. This is the story of Itatí, the sleepy town that went from religious…

ARGENTINA / 3 FEB 2021

As workers across Latin America struggle to stay afloat amid economic strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, loan sharks offering abusive interest rates have cornered the market, forcing workers seeking…

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