Copycat gangs are increasingly posing as Venezuela's Tren de Aragua to extort victims in Peru and Chile.
The tri-border where Colombia, Brazil, and Venezuela meet has long served as a transit corridor for cocaine.
Legal protections for the Amazon rainforest are complicated by different domestic laws and competing interests across countries.
Deep in the vast jungle of the Amazon, critical primary forests are being razed to mine gold, grow coca, and harvest timber.
Illegal mining is by far the most widespread and insidious environmental crime occurring in the Amazon’s tri-border regions.
In the Amazon’s tri-border areas, illegal logging is expanding, due to the low cost of land, and few controls on deforestation.
Three cases in recent weeks highlight how Colombian groups continue to dominate loansharking schemes across Central and South America…
On paper, Latin American governments are fighting back against the shark fin trade. In reality, the massacre continues.
Imitation scams using deepfakes are one of the ways that organized crime will seek to use machine learning to enhance their activities.
Coca has increasingly expanded into Peru's border regions, as well as into indigenous communities and protected nature areas.
Clan Farruku, an Albanian crime group, was recently dismantled in Ecuador after receiving over ten tons of cocaine from Latin America.
In Leticia, a tri-border between Colombia, Brazil, and Peru, Brazilian gangs are pushing up violence as the battle for control.