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Latin America Makes Little Progress Against Corruption

COSTA RICA / 2 FEB 2023

Countries across Latin America continue to make stubbornly little progress in the fight against corruption.

HOMICIDES / 15 NOV 2022

Villa Española and Peñarol in Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, have become the center of fighting between local drug trafficking gangs.

ELITES AND CRIME / 11 OCT 2022

Homicides and drug trafficking are pushing up crime levels in Uruguay and authorities are unable to stop it.

ELITES AND CRIME / 30 SEP 2022

A number of scandals involving officials within the government have raised concerns about rising corruption in Uruguay.

COCAINE / 15 SEP 2022

Uruguay is becoming an increasingly popular stop along the cocaine pipeline to Europe. But authorities are struggling to respond.

ARGENTINA / 12 SEP 2022

The consequences of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing are immediate and enormous across Latin America and the Caribbean.

ARGENTINA / 12 SEP 2022

Synthetic drugs like methamphetamine, fentanyl, and ecstasy are reshaping Latin America's drug trade.

ELITES AND CRIME / 31 AUG 2022

Is Uruguay ready to bring down its first serious criminal threat, the Primer Cartel Uruguayo, and its founder, Sebastián Marset?…

ARGENTINA / 12 AUG 2022

Uruguayan authorities have dismantled a smuggling ring moving weapons into the country from Argentina.

ARGENTINA / 10 AUG 2022

Uruguay has made Latin America's largest ever seizure of European methamphetamine, marking a new phase in drug trafficking dynamics.

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 3 AUG 2022

Dozens of dead fishermen have been unloaded at Uruguay's Montevideo port. Vessels that dock there have been alleged to engage in abuse at sea.

CHINA AND CRIME / 6 JUL 2022

Uruguay has made the rare move of capturing a Chinese fishing vessel, suspected of illegally fishing tons of squid…

ARGENTINA / 6 JUL 2022

Tusi, a pink synthetic drug powder, is increasing its share of Latin America's drug markets.

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