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How Grenades Became a Common Part of Venezuela's Criminal Arsenal

NEWS / 7 JUN 2023

In all of Latin America, Venezuela has a unique problem: constant grenade attacks by criminal gangs.

How Common Experiences Help Mexican Gangs Find New Recruits

NEWS / 25 MAY 2023

A new study shows how gang recruiters in Mexico target young men who have been exposed to crime at a young age.

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…

Pablo Escobar and the Real Criminal Story of the Cocaine Bear

NEWS / 28 FEB 2023

The movie Cocaine Bear has a surprising connection to Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel, especially how they trafficked drugs to the US.

After US Hearing on Fentanyl, Is It Time to Retire the Word ‘Cartel’?

NEWS / 22 FEB 2023

The misuse of the term "cartel" by US lawmakers at a recent hearing on fentanyl prompts us to ask: should "cartel" be retired?…

E-Scooter Is Vehicle of Choice for Fashionable Argentina Traffickers

NEWS / 3 JAN 2023

E-scooters are helping Argentine drug dealers avoid city traffic and get the goods to their customers on time.

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