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BRAZIL / 30 JUL 2014

Police in Paraguay say they believe high-ranking members of Brazil's PCC criminal organization have fled Brazilian justice and relocated to Paraguay to plan further crimes, an indication of the extent…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 25 JUL 2014

The presidents of Guatemala and Honduras have used the Central American child migrant crisis to call for regional security investment from the United States along the lines of "Plan Colombia,"…

CARIBBEAN / 26 JUN 2014

US Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield said the assassination of a leading attorney in Trinidad and Tobago was orchestrated by a transnational drug organization, pointing to the presence of…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 26 JUN 2014

Why is Latin America and the Caribbean so violent? InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley gave his answer at a recent conference on organized crime and displacement in the region.

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 25 JUN 2014

Recent reports have identified indigenous groups in Honduras as some of the most affected by the expansion of drug trafficking operations, illustrating the debilitating effects criminal migration and weak law…

CONTRABAND / 23 JUN 2014

A new report by the International Crisis Group (ICG) details how inadequate measures to combat drug trafficking helped exacerbate violence in the Guatemala-Honduras border region, a phenomenon that has important…

COCAINE / 12 JUN 2014

Costa Rica has intercepted over four tons of cocaine and detained 11 Costa Ricans, in a case providing one indication of deepening local involvement in drug trafficking through the country. …

COCAINE EUROPE / 9 JUN 2014

Authorities in Peru have arrested an Italian accused of being a major cocaine trafficker for the 'Ndrangheta, further evidence of the growing reach of the Italian mafia into cocaine source countries and transshipment…

BRAZIL / 4 JUN 2014

Authorities in Paraguay have arrested an alleged key member of Brazil's PCC gang, shedding light on the organization's growing operations in the border region between the two countries.

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 23 MAY 2014

The first comprehensive United Nations report on synthetic drugs discusses a growing number of production laboratories and the seizures of large quantities of precursor chemicals in Central and South America,…

BRAZIL / 22 MAY 2014

The number of Brazilians imprisoned abroad has increased by nearly a third since 2011, with drug offenses the most common reason and some of the highest numbers of detainees held…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 21 MAY 2014

The routes and methods used by drug traffickers are in constant flux, but it is not easy to pinpoint the causes of these shifts. However, it is clear that interdiction…

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