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Copycat gangs are increasingly posing as Venezuela's Tren de Aragua to extort victims in Peru and Chile.
Venezuelan extortion gangs are using Instagram to threaten victims or broadcast videos of their murders.
The Meleán crime family once ruled over Zulia, Venezuela, but their patriarch's death led to a series of murders that left much of the clan dead.
Three cases in recent weeks highlight how Colombian groups continue to dominate loansharking schemes across Central and South America…
Imitation scams using deepfakes are one of the ways that organized crime will seek to use machine learning to enhance their activities.
Tren de Aragua became Venezuela's most feared homegrown gang by first thoroughly controlling the prison of Tocorón and then, the neighborhood of San Vicente.