Uruguay's Institutions Struggle to Fight Back Against Increased Criminal Threats
Homicides and drug trafficking are pushing up crime levels in Uruguay and authorities are unable to stop it.
Three Criminal Revelations from Mexico's Defense Ministry Leaks
Presidential assassination plots and the Jalisco Cartel's influence on government -- the juicy details of Mexico's SEDENA leaks.
Military Arsenals Provide Convenient Source of Weapons for Latin American Gangs
Corruption, no supervision, and poor legislation have led to Latin American military weapons ending up in criminal hands.
Uruguay Passport Scandals Force Reckoning About Government Corruption
A number of scandals involving officials within the government have raised concerns about rising corruption in Uruguay.
Bolsonaro vs. Lula - Dueling Visions of Crime, Security, and the Amazon in Brazil
Brazil is facing a presidential election that could genuinely reshape its criminal landscape. How do Bolsonaro and Lula compare?…
France Dealing with Influx of Cocaine from Caribbean Territories
The cocaine coming from France's territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique, and French Guiana to its mainland have doubled.
Can Uruguay Adapt to Its New Role in International Drug Trade?
Uruguay is becoming an increasingly popular stop along the cocaine pipeline to Europe. But authorities are struggling to respond.
Paraguay Relies on Contraband Brazil Fights So Hard to Stop
Brazil’s anti-contraband operations on the Paraguay border are upsetting Paraguayans and doing little to stop smuggling.
Behind the Manhunt for Sebastián Marset, Founder of the First Uruguayan Cartel
Is Uruguay ready to bring down its first serious criminal threat, the Primer Cartel Uruguayo, and its founder, Sebastián Marset?…
Paraguay's Manhunt for Missing Brazilian Prisoners Continues
Paraguay has seen yet another prison escape, with dozens of inmates fleeing. How can this end?…
Why is Brazil’s Highway Police Suddenly Killing So Many People?
Under President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's highway police seems to have become a brutal instrument of death.
Could Paraguay’s Untouchable Former President, Horacio Cartes, Finally Fall?
Pressure from the US and at home may finally strip away the impunity enjoyed by Paraguay's powerful former president, Horacio Cartes.
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