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COSTA RICA / 25 MAY 2015

Recent bloodshed in Costa Rica's capital has been attributed to gangs battling for control of local drug sales, furthering concerns that the country's development as a major drug transit zone…

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / 16 JAN 2015

An admitted drug trafficker in the Dominican Republic claimed several police agencies charged her a fee to sell drugs, an accusation that comes just days after charges against several high-level…

COLOMBIA / 30 DEC 2014

Welcome to InSight Crime's Game Changers for 2014, where we highlight the year's most important trends in organized crime in the Americas. This year was one of dashed hopes. In…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 4 DEC 2014

A newspaper report on “narco-taxis” paints a picture of an increasingly violent local drug trade in Mexico City, raising questions about what criminal groups are present in the country’s capital…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 24 NOV 2014

Police in Uruguay have evidence that more than 400 people -- among them members of soccer fan clubs, soccer team directors, and at least one politician -- are involved in…

ARGENTINA / 9 SEP 2014

Authorities in Argentina have identified the presence of what they are calling a "new" hallucinogenic drug, highlighting both the appeal of the country's growing synthetic drug market and the ways…

CHILE / 2 SEP 2014

Authorities in Chile have seized over two tons of drugs intended for domestic consumption in what officials are calling the second largest seizure in the last ten years, highlighting the…

BRAZIL / 19 AUG 2014

Wealthy educated youth are increasingly involved in drug trafficking in Brazil, a phenomenon likely linked to a growing internal middle class market.

BRAZIL / 11 AUG 2014

Brazil is currently the second biggest consumer market for cocaine and its derivatives in the world, after the United States. Coca paste and crack are sold in bulk and at…

ARGENTINA / 18 JUN 2014

Authorities in Argentina have said a 60 percent rise in murders in the city of Mendoza is linked to the drug trade, following a nationwide pattern of rising violence as…

CARIBBEAN / 6 JUN 2014

Authorities in Puerto Rico are targeting a sophisticated gang accused of supplying the local drug market, in a case that demonstrates how rising cocaine transit through the island could fuel…

ARGENTINA / 5 JUN 2014

They have been labelled the most violent and dangerous fans in Latin America, if not the world. In Argentina, an organized network of fan-run gangs known as "barras bravas" exert…

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