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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"…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 2 JUL 2013

Mexico's principal drug trafficking organizations have moved 90 percent of their US-destined cocaine trafficking operations to Central America, indicates a new UNODC report.

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 27 JUN 2013

Security forces have arrested three Venezuelans who are allegedly members of the Urabeños, suggesting Colombia's most feared drug traffickers may be establishing a permanent presence across the border.

COSTA RICA / 24 JUN 2013

Costa Rica is "the happiest country in the world." It is also called the "Switzerland of Central America." Since the fall of the big Colombian cartels, the Mexican groups --…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 4 FEB 2013

Honduras' defense minister believes that Mexican cartel the Zetas have established a significant presence in this vulnerable central American nation, contributing to the world's highest murder rate.

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 29 OCT 2012

Colombian neo-paramilitary groups, the Urabeños and the Rastrojos, are running sophisticated extortion rackets in a Venezuelan border state, now controlling territory not only…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 12 SEP 2012

The Zetas are consolidating their territory in Guatemala, moving south from the Mexican border, and now only San Marcos province and the capital city remain for the circle to be…

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…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 14 APR 2011

Honduran officials report that Mexican drug traffickers are expanding their activities in the country and forming links with local bosses in four different provinces, fuelling concerns that organized crime is…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 3 JAN 2011

The Sinaloa Cartel reportedly maintains two armed cells at the border between Ecuador and Peru, according to a district attorney general's office. Another report by Australian press highlights the cartel's…

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