All About Criminal Migration

COLOMBIA / 2 JUN 2016

Drug seizures along Colombia's Pacific coast have shot up this year, indicating a possible shift in internal drug trafficking routes as security crackdowns and peace negotiations reshape the country's underworld.

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 26 MAY 2016

Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel has taken control of the US heroin market by elbowing out traffickers of the Asian product, according to a DEA official, but the dynamics of the drug…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 25 MAY 2016

Mexico's cartels are making inroads into Australia as Latin American drug trafficking organizations continue to look for lucrative markets far from home, a new report says.

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 23 MAY 2016

The recent arrest of individuals linked to Mexico's Los Cuinis criminal organization has drawn attention to organized crime's presence in Uruguay and the role of foreign drug traffickers in the…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 5 MAY 2016

El Salvador officials have warned of gang members fleeing into neighboring countries to escape the pressure of security forces. But is this a serious threat or simply a convenient method…

COLOMBIA / 3 MAY 2016

The recent arrests of Colombian drug trafficking bosses abroad is indicative of how local criminal leaders have set up residence across Latin America, both to expand their illicit business networks…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 1 APR 2016

The recent arrest of four Mexicans allegedly involved in a methamphetamine manufacturing operation in Nigeria points to the increased global popularity of the drug, which has created opportunities for Mexican…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 16 MAR 2016

Officials in Nigeria have arrested four Mexican nationals who allegedly helped create a "super lab" for producing large amounts of synthetic methamphetamine, potentially signaling a new level of drug trafficking…

COSTA RICA / 26 NOV 2015

Assassins from Costa Rica are reportedly traveling to Mexico to receive specialized training from criminal groups, suggesting Costa Rican criminals are growing in sophistication by learning from their more experienced…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 18 NOV 2015

The Dominican Republic is boasting its lowest murder rates in years, but these figures could merely be concealing a larger threat from more sophisticated manifestations of organized crime. …

ARGENTINA / 17 NOV 2015

According to one report, traffickers are increasingly using amphibious aircraft to smuggle drugs into Argentina, a development which may possibly be in response to the country's efforts to combat aerial…

COLOMBIA / 16 NOV 2015

The following passage explores how the process of fragmentation has changed Latin America's organized crime landscape, and what the implications are for the region's criminal groups. …

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