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CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 28 MAR 2014

Authorities in Mexico have arrested an alleged member of an Eastern European mafia organization who led a drug trafficking network with links to Asia and Europe, raising questions as to…

BRAZIL / 20 MAR 2014

A spate of murders in the Paraguay-Brazil border region has been attributed to a turf war between Brazilian-led criminal groups, in another sign of the infiltration of foreign organized crime…

COLOMBIA / 18 MAR 2014

The massacre of five men from Colombia just across the border in Venezuela's Tachira state has drawn attention to the cross-border operations of criminal groups the Rastrojos and the Urabeños,…

COCAINE / 16 MAR 2014

In the second of this two-part series, authors Alejandra S. Inzunza and Pablo Ferri write about the impact of foreign crime and cocaine transit on the province of Manabi in…

COCAINE / 14 MAR 2014

Ecuador has become a maritime drug transfer point for traffickers from Mexico and Colombia. The fishing boats are hijacked or used as service stations, and the ports are a major…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 5 MAR 2014

Authorities in Paraguay have reported the presence of a multinational drug trafficking organization that processes cocaine domestically and flies it to the Brazil border, in a case underlining the country's…

BRAZIL / 3 MAR 2014

Paraguay's top anti-drugs official has admitted that Brazilian organized crime groups have permanent presence in some strategic drug trafficking and production areas of the country, confirming the…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 25 FEB 2014

Organized criminal groups from Latin America are becoming increasingly entrenched in both the Middle East and Asia, a trend which has developed as their presence has grown in Africa, according…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 12 FEB 2014

Five Colombians have been arrested for attempting to import 60 kilos of Mexican methamphetamine into Australia via the United States, in a case which raises questions about which Latin American…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 12 FEB 2014

Authorities in Paraguay have highlighted the growing use of the country for cocaine processing, further evidence of the migration of drug production seen throughout the region.

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 11 FEB 2014

An apparent cocaine factory discovered in Honduras by police was partially destroyed after the site was left unguarded. The laboratory may indicate cocaine production is moving north, while its destruction…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 7 FEB 2014

Police in Paraguay have arrested three Brazilians after finding a cache of high-powered firearms, in a case highlighting both the migration of Brazil's criminals and Paraguay's importance as an arms…

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