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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:27

Press in Guatemala have confirmed one of the main players in appointing the country's new attorney general is under investigation for financial crimes after InSight Crime's report into the process revealed his central role and murky connections.

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 11:44

Rio de Janeiro's tourist hotspot of Copacabana has been hit by rioting and gunfights after residents of a nearby favela accused pacification police of beating a man to death, raising further questions about Brazil's security crackdown ahead of the World Cup.

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:22

Bolivia has become the latest Latin American country to approve a law allowing planes suspected of carrying drugs to be shot down, yet questions remain over the country's ability to implement such a law.

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014 15:24

Authorities in Ecuador have rescued around 8,000 animals from eco-traffickers in the last decade, a number that likely represents just a fraction of a trade threatening the fauna in one of the world's most biodiverse countries.

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 07:58

The assault against the Knights Templar led by vigilante groups and security forces is creating a criminal power vacuum in Mexico's Michoacan state, which authorities believe some of the country's leading criminal groups, as well as rogue self-defense militias, are now looking to fill.

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014 13:51

A recent report has highlighted the increasing role of the East African nation Mozambique in the international drug trade, adding weight to warnings that the influence of Latin American criminals in Africa is no longer limited to a handful of west coast countries.

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:07

Police in Peru are targeting a transnational money laundering network they claim could be linked to cartels in Mexico, in a rare move against a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that is firmly established in the country.

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014 08:00

The high price of an exotic wood has spurred a rash of timber theft in the forests of Panama, threatening the region's tropical jungles as traffickers seek to satisfy demand in Asia.

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Monday, 21 April 2014 13:00

The tale of a runaway Cuban baseball player illustrates a human smuggling route from the Communist island to the US, and how Mexico's brutal Zetas may profit from the trade.

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Sunday, 20 April 2014 00:00

Gustavo Herrera -- the would be businessman and political broker in the process to determine Guatemala's next attorney general -- might have many blotches on his record, but he has managed to stay out of jail and has retained his political connections and influence.

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