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Mexican Groups' Recruitment Tactics Unveiled In New Study

NEWS / 11 MAY 2023

Recruiters for Mexican criminal groups sway prospective members with promises of social belonging, according to a new study that highlights the omnipresence of criminal groups in the lives of the…

How Risks Facing Migrants in Latin America Have Multiplied

NEWS / 31 MAR 2023

Migrants across Latin America, especially Venezuelans, can fall into traps laid by organized crime in a variety of ways.

Violence Against Women Regular Tactic for Venezuela Criminal Groups

NEWS / 6 FEB 2023

Femicides in Venezuela have become a common tactic for organized crime groups, targeting partners and relatives of rivals.

Facing Death and Dismissal, Mexico's Mothers Keep Searching

NEWS / 4 NOV 2022

Mothers searching for their disappeared loved ones in Mexico face increasing threats and killings.

Do Drug Traffickers Deserve Royalties from Narco-Series?

NEWS / 21 SEP 2022

Accused drug trafficker Sandra Ávila Beltrán is demanding she be paid royalties for the “Queen of the South” Netflix series.

How Religious Militias and Warrior Mentalities Mix in Rio de Janeiro

NEWS / 5 SEP 2022

Brazil's city of Rio de Janeiro is suffering a major security crisis, as gender and religion affect organized crime in the city.

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