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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:50

Homicide and extortion levels have risen significantly this year in Michoacan, southwest Mexico, indicating that vigilante groups have not proven successful at reducing violence, and may be contributing to the worsening security situation.

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 11:16

A report highlights a shift in gang activity in northern Nicaragua, where local groups are copying the style of, and making contact with, the MS13 and Barrio 18 street gangs found in Central America's violent "Northern Triangle."

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 09:22

The massacre of eight people at a morgue in Honduras' most dangerous city serves as a brutal reminder of the violence that continues to plague the country, often committed by organized crime groups.

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 07:42

Alleged Texis Cartel founder "Chepe Diablo" has nearly completed paying off his tax evasion debt to the government, and there is still no sign that the Salvadoran government intends to bring drug charges against the US-designated kingpin.

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014 13:28

The extradited former head of Guatemala's Lorenzana criminal organization has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges after reportedly being offered a deal by US authorities, something likely to become commonplace as more and more Guatemalan criminals are extradited to the United States.

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014 11:37

Wealthy educated youth are increasingly involved in drug trafficking in Brazil, a phenomenon likely linked to a growing internal middle class market.

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014 10:03

Authorities in Honduras have seized 52 properties belonging to one of the country's premier drug trafficking groups -- the Valle family -- in a move that could represent the beginning of a larger assault on the powerful clan.

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Monday, 18 August 2014 18:38

The Libertadores del Vichada are a splinter group of the Popular Revolutionary Anti-Terrorist Army of Colombia (ERPAC) based in Colombia's Eastern Plains region. The criminal organization oversees coca cultivation, cocaine processing laboratories, and drug trafficking routes as well as a network of assassins. Aided by an alliance with powerful criminal syndicate the Urabeños, the group has amassed a substantial drug empire.

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 10:49

Martin Farfan Diaz Gonzalez, alias "Pijarbey" is a powerful criminal operative in Colombia's Eastern Plains region. He is the leader of the Libertadores del Vichada, a splinter group of the Popular Revolutionary Anti-Terrorist Army of Colombia (ERPAC) that is dedicated to drug cultivation, processing, and trafficking, as well as hired assassinations. Pijarbey is one of Colombia's most wanted drug traffickers, and authorities have offered over $100,000 for information leading to his arrest.

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 11:01

A former paramilitary known as "Pijarbey" is rebuilding the drug empire of fragmented trafficking group the ERPAC in Colombia's Eastern Plains, and is now positioning himself to become a major actor in Colombia's underworld -- if he can evade capture.

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