All About Criminal Migration

BARRIO 18 / 1 JAN 2014

An easing of tension among the largest Mexican criminal groups has been counteracted by the growing influx of Central America's most notorious gangs, a development that, if continued, could…

COSTA RICA / 4 DEC 2013

Officials in Costa Rica have said Mexico's Knights Templar criminal organization is now operating in the country, highlighting the growing presence of transnational criminal groups and drug trafficking in one…

ARGENTINA / 25 NOV 2013

Transnational trafficking groups are increasingly making their presence known in northern Argentina, where unmonitored border crossings and well-established transit routes have created an ideal environment for international traffickers to expand…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 8 NOV 2013

Colombia's principal criminal organization, the Urabeños, have marked their arrival in Ecuador with a series of killings, kidnappings and extortion of rivals as they look to establish a firm foothold…

ARGENTINA / 6 NOV 2013

Argentina is now a key source of precursor chemicals for Mexican cartels, raising the question as to whether these transnational drug trafficking organizations are fuelling rising violence and intimidation in…

BRAZIL / 1 NOV 2013

Authorities in Paraguay have captured four members of a PCC cell operating on the country's eastern border with Brazil, reinforcing notions that the Brazilian organized crime group is increasing its…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 10 OCT 2013

Police in Italy have dismantled a gang identifying itself as part of the MS13, in a sign Central American gangs may be expanding their influence, and possibly their presence, in…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 2 OCT 2013

The brutal criminal tactics associated with Mexico's cartels are becoming increasingly common in Honduras, suggesting a migration of criminal methods as well as operations. …

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 1 OCT 2013

A former Panama policeman has become a commander in the FARC's 57th Front, demonstrating the Colombian guerrillas' established presence across the Central American border and practice of recruiting foreigners into…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 17 SEP 2013

Panama's intelligence sources have identified four major Mexican cartels operating in that country, another sign of the widening reach of Mexico's criminals across the region, and of Panama's importance as…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 21 AUG 2013

The US Treasury Department has added an alleged Guatemalan drug trafficker and ally of Mexico's Zetas to its kingpin list, in a case that highlights the strong connections between Guatemalan…

BARRIO 18 / 13 AUG 2013

Central American street gangs have established a presence in Spain and receive orders from their counterparts in Honduras and El Salvador, says the Spanish government, adding to fears these "maras"…

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