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Express Extortion: Easy Credit Apps Come at a High Cost In Mexico

NEWS / 13 JUL 2022

Scammers in Mexico have yet again evolved their modus operandi by using express credit apps to extort users and drain their bank accounts.

No Chicken, No Tortillas – How Mexican Cities Are Deprived of Staple Foods

NEWS / 17 JUN 2022

Buying fresh chicken in the Mexican city of Chilpancingo proved almost impossible this week. Almost all the chicken vendors had closed after a number of their peers were threatened and…

How Extortion Became Fixed Business Cost for Restaurants in Quintana Roo

NEWS / 30 MAR 2022

For restauranteurs in Mexico's coastal state of Quintana Roo, daily extortion fees are unavoidable. Competing cartels lean on the industry as a bedrock for exploitative financing.

Dominican Republic Cybercrime Ring Shows Extent of Caribbean's Financial Fraud Crisis

NEWS / 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…

Booming Mexico Resort Town of Puerto Vallarta is Hostage to CJNG

NEWS / 22 FEB 2022

Recent US sanctions against an alleged Jalisco Cartel operative have revealed that the powerful Mexican group is using the resort town of Puerto Vallarta to process drug cash through nightclubs,…

Lime Crisis in Mexico as Cartels Target Farmers

NEWS / 28 JAN 2022

Cartels are known for shakedowns of avocado growers, but lime farmers have been unnoticed victims of similar extortion schemes in Mexico, causing prices to skyrocket.

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