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Friday, 01 August 2014 13:51

Panama's Minister of Security has indicated the government may extend a one-month amnesty period that has led to the disarming of over 1000 gang members, although the program is not a lasting solution to the country's gang problem.

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Friday, 01 August 2014 10:52

Police in Colombia have dismantled a group dedicated to building semi-submersibles for the Urabeños criminal organization, seeking to undermine what has become a favored method of moving large cocaine consignments, thanks to its ability to evade detection.

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Friday, 01 August 2014 11:13

Police in Belize have arrested six suspects allegedly linked to the MS13 for attempted extortion and arson, in a case that supports earlier reports the transnational street gang is setting up shop in this vulnerable Central American nation. 

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Friday, 01 August 2014 00:07

Guatemala, Brazil and Bolivia are in the process of obtaining advanced radar technology for aerial interdiction, a strategy that has proven effective at combating drug flights in the region, forcing traffickers in Colombia to develop submarine technology.

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Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:49

Peru's National Police have arrested a man identified as one of the country's most wanted criminals and the leader of an international drug trafficking organization with ties to the Tijuana Cartel, highlighting the continued transnational operations of the weakened Mexican group.

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Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:49

One of Rio de Janeiro's largest UPP-occupied slum complexes has seen a steadily deteriorating security situation in recent months, with conflicts leaving over 20 police wounded or dead, raising further questions about a pacification program that has been criticized as short-sighted. 

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Thursday, 31 July 2014 13:31

Police in El Salvador have dismantled a criminal network run by a member of the Perrones with Barrio 18 gang ties, providing insight into the continued activities of a drug trafficking group whose top leadership has largely been taken down.

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Thursday, 31 July 2014 09:25

Authorities in Mexico have uncovered a web of human trafficking alliances stretching across 17 states and involving groups from the biggest cartels down to family-run crime clans, in an illustration of the scale of the trade and the pressure on major criminal organizations to move into new businesses.

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11:28

A senior security official in Mexico has claimed that the leader of the Knights Templar criminal organization is "practically neutralized," but "La Tuta's" latest YouTube rant suggests the notorious cartel boss is not ready to bow out just yet.

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11:14

The city of Medellin, Colombia is once more renewing its ban against men riding on the back of motorcycles, the favored vehicle of local assassins since the era of Pablo Escobar.

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