All About Human Smuggling

EL SALVADOR / 24 NOV 2012

The development of criminal organizations in Central America has been different than in Mexico. The largest organizations trace their roots to the 1980s, when much of the region was engulfed…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 24 NOV 2012

Mexico and Central America have emerged as one of the most dangerous areas on the planet outside of active war zones. The region is currently confronting unprecedented security challenges from…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 9 OCT 2012

Mexican authorities claim to have captured the Zetas boss behind a 2010 massacre of 72 Central American migrants -- the second time they have claimed to have found…

EL SALVADOR / 13 APR 2012

El Salvador has announced the arrest of an alleged migrant smuggler who is accused of handing over a group of migrants who were murdered by the Zetas drug gang in…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 3 JAN 2012

Despite the popularity of calls to build a fence along the entire U.S. southern border, some border officials claim that the existing barriers have not been effective at preventing migrants…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 2 DEC 2011

The number of bodies dug up from hidden graves in Mexico has been rising steadily over the past four years, according to the country's main human rights watchdog group, with…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 1 DEC 2011

The U.S. Border Patrol has arrested eight men in connection with a migrant smuggling ring that guided its clients over the California-Mexico border using cell phones, instead of escorting…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 16 NOV 2011

As smugglers' tunnels between the U.S. and Mexico grow increasingly common, Washington is pouring resources into the search for a high-tech solution to the problem, when old-fashioned investigative work might…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 19 OCT 2011

A substantial drop in undocumented immigration from Mexico to the United States, but is this really due to Mexicans staying home to enjoy rising prosperity, or are there other factors…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 17 OCT 2011

The Mexican army rescued 61 men who were allegedly being held as forced labor for the Zetas drug gang in Piedras Negras, a city bordering Texas in the northern state…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 12 OCT 2011

Mexican immigration officials have said that the surge of drug violence in north Mexico has caused a massive drop in undocumented Central American migrants traveling through the country to the…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 15 SEP 2011

The number of immigrants arrested on the U.S. border with Mexico has reached a 40 year low, with only 305,000 individuals arrested in the first 11 months of fiscal year…

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