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From Maverick to Crook: The Predictable Downfall of Peru's Pedro Castillo

ELITES AND CRIME / 8 DEC 2022

Pedro Castillo, Peru's fallen maverick president, faces charges depressingly similar to four of his predecessors.

What Lies Behind Jamaica's Perpetual Loop of States of Emergency?

CARIBBEAN / 8 DEC 2022

A broad state of emergency announced across Jamaica in order to rein in rising violence has met with scorn.

State Officials Targeted as CJNG, Sinaloa Cartel Clash in Zacatecas, Mexico

JALISCO CARTEL / 7 DEC 2022

Violence between the Sinaloa Cartel and the Jalisco Cartel in Zacatecas has now seen judged and police chiefs being targeted.

How Peru Is Tackling the Danger of Venezuela's Tren de Aragua

PERU / 6 DEC 2022

Peru is taking steps to tackle the threat of Venezuelan mega-gang Tren de Aragua, and have recently captured 30 members of the gang.

True Cost of El Salvador’s War on Gangs Still Being Tallied

BARRIO 18 / 6 DEC 2022

The escalation of El Salvador's gang crackdown in the city of Soyapango has raised severe questions as to whether gang members are really still being rooted out.

Mass Graves in Venezuela Connected to Disappearances in Illegal Mining Hub

ILLEGAL MINING / 5 DEC 2022

The discovery of mass graves in Bolívar, Venezuela, has revealed how criminals control illegal mining through violence and murder.

Should Europe Be Bracing for the Spread of Tusi?

COCAINE EUROPE / 2 DEC 2022

An increase in seizures of tusi, or pink cocaine, in Spain could mean that this synthetic drug cocktail could be spreading in Europe.

Illegal Mining Spreads to Furthest Reaches of Amazon in Ecuador

BRAZIL / 2 DEC 2022

Illegal gold mining in the remote Ecuadorian province of Napo has grown at a staggering rate. Environmental crime has grown in parallel.

Capture of Hell Troop Leader Could Mean Trouble Brewing in Tamaulipas, Mexico

FENTANYL / 1 DEC 2022

Nuevo Laredo was set ablaze following the capture of a Northeast Cartel leader. But what does this mean for the city's criminal dynamics?…

Lake Titicaca: A Smuggler's Paradise in Bolivia and Peru

BOLIVIA / 30 NOV 2022

Lake Titicaca serves as a crossroads for varied criminal economies, from cocaine shipments to trafficking the frogs that live along its banks.

Was a Super Cartel Really Controlling Europe's Drug Trade?

COCAINE / 29 NOV 2022

Balkan drug trafficker, Edin Gačanin, is but the latest member of a so-called Super Cartel to be arrested in Dubai in recent months.

Honduras' State of Exception May Set Worrying Precedent

BARRIO 18 / 29 NOV 2022

Honduras declared a state of exception as extortion cases rise, suspending constitutional rights in cities and deploying thousands of troops.

Smugglers Leave Haitian Migrants Marooned on Desert Islands Off Puerto Rico

HAITI / 28 NOV 2022

Human smugglers are leaving Haitian migrants stranded on desert islands in the channel between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

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