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Tuesday, 02 September 2014 09:12

Spain has returned 691 indigenous artifacts to Colombia that were smuggled out of the country by a drug trade money launderer in a real life tale that echoes the plot of international bestselling novel "The Goldfinch."

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Tuesday, 02 September 2014 11:14

The president's office in Argentina has become ensnared in a drug production precursor chemical trafficking scandal as the high level corrupt contacts that facilitate the trade are revealed in an ongoing investigation.

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Monday, 01 September 2014 15:02

Gangs in El Salvador have announced a new phase of their 2012 truce, committing to end attacks between rival groups and against the security forces, but it is unlikely that the current government will be willing to follow the path of its predecessor and offer concessions to the warring groups in exchange for a reduction in violence.

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Monday, 01 September 2014 12:40

Officials in Venezuela have claimed that last year's record cocaine seizure from an Air France flight out of Caracas belonged to Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, in a statement that -- whether accurate or not -- appears designed to deflect attention away from the Venezuelan security forces.

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Monday, 01 September 2014 10:52

The leaders of some of Mexico's principal drug cartels recently staged a narco-summit to reconfigure the criminal landscape, according to reports in local media, which, if accurate, could mark the start of a new anti-Sinaloa Cartel criminal alliance.

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Monday, 01 September 2014 11:03

The son of Suriname's president, who served as head of the country's counterterrorism unit, has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking, weapons, and terrorism charges, in the latest evidence of the depth of corruption in the Suriname administration.

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Tuesday, 02 September 2014 00:00

A deadly riot in southern Brazil illustrates how inhumane prison conditions and powerful prison gangs create an explosive situation, which authorities are sometimes tempted to resolve by negotiating with gangs like the First Capital Command (PCC).

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Monday, 01 September 2014 06:56

Mexican authorities say they have rescued 700 kidnapped migrants in Mexico's Tamaulipas state since May, underscoring the dangers facing migrants traveling through the embattled northeastern state as fragmented criminal groups increasingly turn to kidnapping this vulnerable group as a source of revenue.

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Friday, 29 August 2014 11:33

Authorities in Brazil have dismantled a criminal network they claim is the principal organization profiting from the deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon, in a rare victory against the widespread impunity enjoyed by groups profiting from illegal logging and land trafficking.

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Friday, 29 August 2014 11:13

Officials in Peru have said the two companies whose shipments of coal were found to contain tons of cocaine earlier this week were set up as fronts by Mexican drug traffickers, a modus operandi that suggests the involvement of the Sinaloa Cartel.

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