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Siona Indigenous Community Under Siege in Ecuador’s Sucumbíos Province

Indigenous people at the Colombia-Ecuador border are reporting an increase in threats, extortions and restrictions to their access, as criminal groups and...
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Killings by Mexican Marines Underscore Lack of Oversight

Recent data shows that Mexican Marines have become much more lethal in clashes with civilians, raising concerns of accountability at a time when Mexico prepares to...
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Venezuelan Government Turned Drug Dens into ‘Torture Houses’

Shocking revelations by a Venezuelan government official about torture carried out by government institutions has allegedly revealed the existence of "torture...
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Guatemala’s Anti-Corruption Crusader Faces Arrest

A Guatemalan judge has issued an arrest warrant for former attorney general and current presidential candidate Thelma Aldana, who previously led several...
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Mexican Officials Extort Asylum Seekers on Way to USA

Fresh reports that Mexican immigration officials extort asylum seekers at the US border adds to scores of stories of abuse at the hands of crime groups,...
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Colombia’s Remote Telembí Triangle Sees Gangs Shake Down Illegal Miners

Colombia’s southern department of Nariño is home to an extortion scheme, where two of the country’s largest criminal organizations, the ELN and the Urabeños,...
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Clear Penalty as Colombian Soccer Star Netted for Drug Trafficking

Jhon Viáfara, a roving midfielder for Colombia’s national soccer team, was arrested on suspicion of seeking to export cocaine to the United States. This is but...
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Dominican Groups Eye Lucrative Patagonia Drug Market

A series of arrests of Dominican nationals in the south of Argentina over recent months have highlighted an unlikely, but highly lucrative, spot in Latin America...
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Op-Ed: The ELN as a Colombo-Venezuelan Rebel Army

The ELN, Colombia’s last rebel army, has engaged in exponential growth over the last four years, both in Colombia and within Venezuela, and may now be described...
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Cuban Doctors Used in Extortion Scheme by Venezuelan Gov’t

A new investigation has revealed how Cuban doctors are used by the Venezuelan government in an extortion scheme to remain in power, revealing new forms of criminal...
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Illegal Mining May Collapse Colombia’s Cerro Mono Ecosystem

Colombian authorities have discovered that an important water resource is under threat from illegal mining in a rural area of Cúcuta, revealing that the region is...
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Netflix’s Triple Frontier: Oscar Winner of Narco-Exploitation Movies

With a script that makes little sense and drug-related elements force-fed into the narrative, Triple Frontier appears nothing more than an action-packed movie...