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ELITES AND CRIME / 4 AUG 2014

A Chinese-Mexican methamphetamine trafficker who operated in Mexico has been sentenced to 25 years in prison while the alleged leader of the operation -- his cousin -- awaits extradition back…

ELITES AND CRIME / 4 AUG 2014

Authorities in Honduras have confiscated 17 properties belonging to the family of convicted drug trafficker and ex-CIA contact Juan Ramon Matta Ballesteros -- one of several recent actions suggesting the authorities are…

COLOMBIA / 1 AUG 2014

A mafia boss is found slumped in a car park in an exclusive neighborhood with four bullets in his head. Grenade attacks and hitmen on motorbikes leave a trail of…

ELITES AND CRIME / 29 JUL 2014

Honduran authorities have detained a mayor who allegedly led a criminal organization dedicated to drug trafficking and hired killings, in a case highlighting just how blurred the lines between corrupt…

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 28 JUL 2014

A former intelligence chief from Venezuela accused of drug trafficking and ties to Colombia's FARC guerrillas has been released just days after his arrest in Aruba, illustrating the impunity enjoyed…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 22 JUL 2014

Investigations into alleged arms trafficking by members of El Salvador's military have now reached the top, with a former defense minister, and an ex-vice defense minister and police and intelligence…

ARGENTINA / 21 JUL 2014

The former director of Argentina's anti-drug agency has been accused of trafficking chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine, in a case that shows the extent of criminal organizations' penetration of the…

ELITES AND CRIME / 17 JUL 2014

Some 92 percent of Peru's mayors are under investigation for corruption, a staggering figure that underscores rampant corruption and a culture of impunity among politicians.

COCAINE / 23 JUN 2014

An international drug trafficking case involving an export company in Panama and the 'Ndrangheta mafia provides the latest example of the Italian criminal group's spread throughout Latin America and illustrates…

ELITES AND CRIME / 19 JUN 2014

The governor of Mexico's southwestern state of Michoacan has resigned, marking the end to a term during which both state and local officials have been accused of colluding with and…

COCA / 17 JUN 2014

Peru has become the biggest cocaine producer and exporter in the world. In the main cultivation region, farmers make their living selling coca leaf with no questions asked. Those in…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 16 JUN 2014

El Salvador's street gangs have been ambushing police with military-grade weapons, leading to fears the gangs, for the first time, have police outgunned. Is the Salvadoran military the source of…

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