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Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations' New Marijuana Strategies

FENTANYL / 6 DEC 2022

In response to changes in the international marijuana trade, Mexico-based drug trafficking groups have shifted their strategies.

As Marijuana Fades, Sinaloa’s Organized Crime Does Not

MARIJUANA / 6 DEC 2022

The shift from plant-based to synthetic drugs has upended the relationship between small farmers and crime groups in Mexico’s Golden Triangle.

The Chapitos’ Monopoly on Drug Sales in Culiacán, Sinaloa

MARIJUANA / 6 DEC 2022

Local drug sales in Sinaloa’s capital city are controlled by one of the most notorious and powerful organized crime families in Mexico.

Executive Summary and Major Findings

MARIJUANA / 6 DEC 2022

Today, most of the marijuana consumed in the United States is produced domestically, changing the game in the international drug market.

Cocaine Brokers: The Flexible Backbone of the ’Ndrangheta Trafficking Empire

ARGENTINA / 23 NOV 2022

Rocco Morabito embodied the 'Ndrangheta business model in Latin America. Read about his incredible story here.

The 'Ndrangheta Connection to Colombia's Paramilitaries

AUC / 23 NOV 2022

A close relationship between a Colombian warlord and an Italian restaurateur would lead to Europe being flooded with cocaine by the 'Ndrangheta.

The 'Ndrangheta: Versatile Middlemen in the Cocaine Pipeline to Europe

COCAINE / 23 NOV 2022

The 'Ndrangheta have made the Italian port of Gioia Tauro crucial to their European cocaine empire by controlling it with corruption and threats.

Legal Frameworks to Protect the Amazon Are Being Sorely Tested

ECUADOR / 8 NOV 2022

Environmental crime is devastating the Amazon. What are these five Amazonian states doing to protect it?…

Corruption: The Common Source of Environmental Crime in the Amazon

ELITES AND CRIME / 8 NOV 2022

Across the countries that share the Amazon basin, corruption that facilitates environmental crime is an open secret.

Wildlife Trafficking Preys on the Amazon Basin

BOLIVIA / 8 NOV 2022

The Amazon is one of the world’s most biodiverse regions, where wildlife trafficking threatens hundreds of thousands of species.

Beneath The Surface of Illegal Gold Mining in the Amazon

BRAZIL / 8 NOV 2022

As gold prices have skyrocketed, a boom in mining across the Amazon Basin has flourished, leaving a deep environmental footprint.

Fueling Forest Loss: Motors of Deforestation in the Amazon

BOLIVIA / 8 NOV 2022

The Amazon is being plundered at an accelerating rate. Deforesters across Bolivia and Ecuador are emboldened to clear trees for agribusiness.

Amazon Rainforest Under Attack From All Sides

BOLIVIA / 8 NOV 2022

Environmental crime is driving deforestation across the Amazon, where some parts are now emitting more carbon dioxide than they absorb.

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18 NOV 2022

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11 NOV 2022

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