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Friday, 19 September 2014 15:12

A string of shootings in Belize City has fed concerns about a spike in gang violence, less than five months after the government's most recent attempt to negotiate a gang truce.

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Friday, 19 September 2014 10:41

Judicial authorities in Mexico have reported that imprisoned Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will serve as a witness in the case against a fellow ex-cartel operator, a development likely to spook other Sinaloa leaders.

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Friday, 19 September 2014 10:51

Authorities in Bolivia have identified a network of Peruvian coyotes dedicated to smuggling Dominicans into Chile, highlighting how economic changes have spurred the development of new migration patterns and accompanying criminal networks.

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Friday, 19 September 2014 09:13

Authorities in Paraguay have seized more than 30 tons of marijuana in two separate operations near the border with Brazil, a haul worth millions that was likely destined for Brazilian criminal groups.

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Monday, 22 September 2014 00:00

Evidence has emerged that a faction of the Paraguayan People's Army (EPP) has broken away and formed a separate group, one perhaps more closely linked with the country's marijuana trade and modeled after Colombia's guerrillas.

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Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:07

Around 300 army reserve soldiers are being trained to serve as prison guards in Honduras, a measure that could improve security, but is unlikely to provide a lasting solution to high levels of overcrowding and violence in the country's penitentiary system.

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Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:05

Online black markets hidden in the murky "deep web" are becoming more sophisticated and selling a wider range of illegal products than their predecessors, a dangerous trend that illustrates the evolution of online criminal activity.

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Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:43

A survivor of a gun battle that left 22 civilians dead earlier this year stated that the Mexican military killed those involved in the confrontation after they had surrendered, reigniting questions over the army's use of force and the militarization of the drug war.  

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Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:51

Eight members of the Oficina de Envigado -- the heirs to Colombia's famed Medellin Cartel -- have been placed on the US Treasury's drug trafficking blacklist, showing that the group remains a powerful force in the international drug trade.

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 10:49

According to authorities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the city's illicit miltias have become cozier with the local drug gangs they were originally set up to combat, an alarming development for those looking to stem the miltias' expansion. 

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