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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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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 09:21

According to Mexico's Attorney General's Office, there are nine major criminal cartels working with some 43 gangs in the country, further indication of just how much Mexican organized crime has fractured, as well as the degree to which the cartels are leaning on smaller gangs to act as muscle. 

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 13:33

An attack on police in Colombia that was allegedly coordinated by the FARC and the Urabeños suggests a new relationship may be emerging between the rebel army and the BACRIM group.

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 02:13

Two hundred police officers are under investigation for ties to a criminal network allegedly led by a retired colonel, in the latest example of officials being accused of playing a central role in facilitating organized crime in Peru.

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 07:39

There is an assault rifle with an underslung grenade launcher propped against the wall by Luis Rojas' desk. The drug czar knows he faces an enormous task fighting Paraguay's marijuana industry and cocaine transit through this landlocked nation, but admits that the government does not yet know the scale of the problem.

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 08:29

A former top prosecutor has said that Colombia seizes less than $750 million a year in illegal assets, but that a recent reform could cut in half the time it takes to confiscate illicit property, suggesting that the government is poised to make a serious dent in the finances of criminal groups.

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014 09:12

El Salvador's attorney general has accused a congressman of plotting his murder, adding a new twist to an ongoing case that has exposed alleged close ties between the legislator and a major drug trafficking network.

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