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The Drug Lord and the Governor's Daughter - Quadruple Homicide in Paraguay

ELITES AND CRIME / 20 OCT 2021

The killing of four young people in Paraguay’s border city of Pedro Juan Caballero has led back to an imprisoned man who was once its most-wanted drug trafficker, revealing systemic…

CYBERCRIME / 20 OCT 2021

A month after El Salvador’s government introduced Bitcoin as a national currency, an illegal corner of the new economy has…

ELITES AND CRIME / 19 OCT 2021

Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro's aggressive reaction to the extradition of accused money launderer and ally Álex Saab – who appeared…

HAITI / 18 OCT 2021

The abduction of 17 American and Canadian citizens in Haiti will bring a new level of attention to the country’s…

MEXICO / 18 OCT 2021

Gunmen have gone on a shooting spree of police surveillance cameras in the Mexican city of Culiacán – attacks that…

CARTEL DE JALISCO / 15 OCT 2021

Mexican criminal groups have hit on a new way to recruit vulnerable young people into their ranks: reaching out to…

CARIBBEAN / 15 OCT 2021

Merchants travelling to Trinidad and Tobago, fishing vessels, even the occasional tourist – all are tempting targets for pirates off…

COCAINE / 14 OCT 2021

The governor of Colombia's central department of Meta has survived two back-to-back assassination attempts, a rare case of a continued…

BRAZIL / 14 OCT 2021

For some time now, research has highlighted the significant volume of illegal logging in the Brazilian timber market and its…

EXTORTION / 13 OCT 2021

A new report claims the success rate of phone extortion is dropping in Mexico, but the fluid nature of this…

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 12 OCT 2021

Six years after investigators in Peru took down a massive timber trafficking operation that shipped millions of dollars’ worth of…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 12 OCT 2021

Arms trafficking in Mexico has turned to digital mediums that offer both broad visibility and anonymity to an ever-increasing flow…

CHINA AND CRIME / 11 OCT 2021

Contraband Chinese cigarettes are pouring into Latin America, infiltrating old smuggling routes and threatening longstanding criminal empires.

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