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Latin American Leaders Voice Security Concerns At United Nations General Assembly

NEWS / 23 SEP 2022

As world leaders met for the United Nations General Assembly, Latin American presidents expressed various concerns about organized crime.

Dominican Republic Takes Tentative Measures against Haiti Gangs

NEWS / 19 SEP 2022

Dominican officials have banned 12 Haitian gang leaders and one of its top politicians from entering the country.

The Dominican Republic's Uphill Battle to Root Out Corruption

INVESTIGATIONS / 7 SEP 2022

President Luis Abinader has vowed to root out corruption in the Dominican Republic. But this is much easier said than done.

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COCAINE / 7 SEP 2022

César Peralta, alias "El Abusador," became the most powerful and well-connected drug trafficker in the Dominican Republic.

COCAINE / 7 SEP 2022

The port of Caucedo, the Dominican Republic's main maritime entry point, is trying to fight back against a wave of cocaine.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / 11 AUG 2022

A network which sexually trafficked Colombian and Venezuelan women to the Dominican Republic has been dismantled.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 3 JUN 2022

Seizures of military-style assault weapons in the Dominican Republic are raising concerns that criminal groups are accessing powerful firearms smuggled from the United States and elsewhere.

CARIBBEAN / 9 MAR 2022

The Dominican Republic has dismantled a transnational cybercrime network believed to have defrauded hundreds of US citizens to the tune of more than $200 million, in just the latest example…

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / 8 MAR 2022

Dominican President Luis Abinader claims that constructing a 164-kilometer barrier along its border with Haiti will stop irregular migration and smuggling – the same claims made in the past for…

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