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The Caribbean's geographic location and countless islands make it a huge transshipment route for drugs heading to the United States, a dynamic that has fostered high rates of violence and gang-related crime.

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Haiti Gang Has Occupied Supreme Court for Almost a Week

NEWS / 16 JUN 2022

For nearly a week, a powerful Haitian gang has forcibly occupied the country’s Palace of Justice, with no response from security forces.

St. Lucia's Soaring Murder Rate Equals Other Caribbean Nations

NEWS / 7 JUN 2022

Several brutal killings have shaken the small Caribbean island nation of St. Lucia, as murders in the country reach record levels.  …

Haiti Gangs Recruiting, Arming More Children

NEWS / 3 JUN 2022

Gangs in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince are rounding up homeless and at-risk teens, who are increasingly being used as foot soldiers in gang wars that have forced schools to…

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CARIBBEAN / 31 MAY 2022

Top authorities in Trinidad and Tobago have warned legislators that the Caribbean island nation is likely to see a rise in violent crimes, as gangs splinter and bounce back from…

CARIBBEAN / 13 MAY 2022

Jamaica's government has signaled plans to incorporate some new tricks to raise the cost of engaging in lottery scamming, having thus far struggled to curb one of the island's top…

CARIBBEAN / 30 APR 2022

The arrest of a sitting head of government on drug trafficking charges is almost unheard of.

CARIBBEAN / 18 APR 2022

Haitian authorities arrested Jean Eliobert Jasme in late march after he was indicated on charges of international drug trafficking in September 2021. According to the Miami Herald, he allegedly conspired…

CARIBBEAN / 11 APR 2022

Kidnappings in Haiti have increased during the first three months of 2022, continuing a grim surge that began last year and may in large part be the result of the…

CARIBBEAN / MARCH 23, 2022

The 400 Mawozo (400 Lame Men) gang is currently the largest active criminal group in Haiti. Led by Joseph Wilson, alias “Lanmò San Jou”, the gang has managed to consolidate…

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