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ARGENTINA / 5 APR 2012

A leading suspect in a high-profile sex trafficking trial in Argentina has claimed that she too was a victim of forced prostitution, illustrating the difficulties in drawing a sharp line…

ARGENTINA / 14 MAR 2012

Authorities dismantled a smugglers' ring that trafficked hundreds of kilos of cocaine from Argentina to Europe, pointing to the continent's increased importance as a consumer market.

ARGENTINA / 8 MAR 2012

Argentina was listed as a country of "primary concern" for money laundering in the latest State Department report, which calls on the country to "urgently address" deficiencies in its handling…

ARGENTINA / 21 FEB 2012

The arrest of four police accused of murdering a homeless man in order to boost their image illustrates that although Argentina is one of the safest countries in the hemisphere,…

ARGENTINA / 17 FEB 2012

A case involving a woman's search for her daughter, believed to have been kidnapped by a human trafficking ring 10 years ago, has gripped Argentina, shedding light on how the…

ARGENTINA / 23 NOV 2011

Ten "narco-planes" used to smuggle drugs between Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay have been found so far this year, suggesting that despite efforts by the three countries to monitor their borders,…

ARGENTINA / 4 NOV 2011

An Argentine court has sentenced a former Colombian beauty queen to six years and eight months in prison for her role at the head of a cocaine trafficking…

ARGENTINA / 26 OCT 2011

Reports indicate that Mexican drug cartels have set up clandestine air strips for drug shipments in isolated regions in northern Argentina.

ARGENTINA / 21 OCT 2011

Argentina's government reportedly sent a representative to Rio de Janeiro to take a tour of the new community policing model implemented in some of the most lawless areas of the…

ARGENTINA / 30 SEP 2011

bAn Argentine judge has warned of the possible emergence a new drug trafficking route from Buenos Aires to Doha, the capital of the Middle Eastern state of Qatar.

ARGENTINA / 30 SEP 2011

Reports from Argentina claim that a member of Mexican drug gang the Zetas has been arrested the country, after a police operation against a drug trafficking gang.

ARGENTINA / 21 SEP 2011

Reports that two of Colombia’s most wanted drug traffickers traveled to Argentina to hold talks are only the latest evidence that the country is being used as a hideout and…

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