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Southern Mexico Extortion Suggests Migration of Central American Gangs 

BARRIO 18 / 30 JAN 2023

While thousands of gang members have been arrested in El Salvador, some may have moved their activities to Mexico.

ILLEGAL MINING / 27 JAN 2023

With cartels like the CJNG muscling in on illegal mining in Michoacán, Mexico, Indigenous community members continue to suffer.

COLOMBIA / 26 JAN 2023

Otoniel, the fallen head of the Urabeños crime syndicate, has pleaded guilty in New York. His trial will mark the…

COCAINE / 26 JAN 2023

Corrupt Navy troops in Ecuador can be highly useful for drug traffickers, either to protect cocaine shipments or to simply…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 24 JAN 2023

As American-made guns continue to flood the Caribbean, heads of state are demanding that the US do more to stem the…

COCAINE / 23 JAN 2023

A string of large cocaine seizures in Jamaica suggests the island is becoming a central hub for trafficking to the…

ECUADOR / 20 JAN 2023

Podocarpus Natural Park in southern Ecuador is only the most recent one to be threatened by encroaching gold miners.

CHILE / 19 JAN 2023

Chile's lucrative copper industry is beleaguered by daring attacks on trains carrying tons of copper through the desert.

POLICE REFORM / 18 JAN 2023

A long-touted police reform in Venezuela would likely have a limited impact on rampant corruption in the ranks.

COCAINE / 17 JAN 2023

The trial of Mexico’s former top public security official will reveal shortcomings in the fight against organized crime.

BRAZIL / 16 JAN 2023

Record seizures of cocaine in Portugal have raised fears Brazil's PCC may be getting increasingly involved.

COCAINE / 13 JAN 2023

Dutch authorities have seized three Mexican drug loads at Schiphol Airport, marking a new trafficking trend for Europe.

COCAINE / 12 JAN 2023

Peru's largest seaport handles millions of tons of cargo annually, a fact that cocaine traffickers are using to their advantage.

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