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Presidente Hayes, Paraguay
Presidente Hayes is one of three departments in Paraguay’s Chaco region, a vast and inhospitable forest area, where criminal organizations…
Amambay is at the heart of Paraguay’s most worrying organized crime trends: cocaine trafficking, marijuana production, and the rise of…
Misiones does not play an important role in regional criminal dynamics, despite some marijuana trafficking in the department.
Paraguay’s capital is a transit point for Bolivian cocaine shipped through the Tri-Border area, bound for Brazil. The Paraguay River,…
Cortés is a major organized crime hub. Vast quantities of drugs, arms, and contraband pass through the department’s busy Atlantic…
In Copán – a major transit point for cocaine – drug trafficking groups collaborate with local authorities to smuggle narcotics over the department’s porous western border with Guatemala.
Intibucá is not a major organized crime hub, though there is a notable gang presence along the department’s porous southern…
Valle is an important transit point for cocaine being shipped from South America to Honduras, bound for other Central American…
Corruptible customs officials and porous borders facilitate the smuggling of migrants and drugs from Ocotepeque into Guatemala, along with flows of…
La Paz, Honduras
The department of La Paz does not house any major transnational criminal economies or established criminal actors.
Santa Bárbara, Honduras
Santa Bárbara sees its fair share of narcotics seizures and has played host to major drug trafficking groups such as…
Chiapas Bleeds as CJNG, Sinaloa Cartel Fight for Guatemala Trafficking Routes
Clashes between the Sinaloa Cartel and the CJNG in Chiapas, close to the Mexico-Guatemala border have displacee of thousands.
DataInSights: The Rise and Fall of Ransom Kidnappings in Argentina
Ransom kidnapping became a lucrative criminal economy in Argentina. But since 2015, they've nosedived. Why?…
3 Takeaways From the Mexico Peace Index 2023
A new report has found that organized crime groups are overwhelmingly to blame for violence in Mexico, and the CJNG plays an oversized role.