organized crime

Organized Crime Loopholes Water Down Mexico Justice Reform

Mexico is currently in the process of implementing historic changes to its criminal justice system, but the planned reforms include due process exceptions in organized crime cases that could undermine the initiative’s intent…

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Massive Bust Shows Italian Mafia Role in LatAm Drug Trade

Colombian, Italian and US authorities collaborated in a massive round-up of nearly 150 suspected members of a multicontinental drug trafficking ring, highlighting the deep links between Italian criminal organizations and Latin America’s drug trade…

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Report Highlights Importance of Trade-Based Money Laundering

A new report from the US Congressional Research Service details the importance of trade-based money laundering for criminal networks in Latin America and outlines some of the ways the region’s governments are attempting to combat illicit financial flows…

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Haiti Political Instability Complicates Efforts to Confront Crime

A new report published by the United Nations illustrates the challenges of confronting ongoing crime and violence in Haiti, problems that are likely to be compounded by recent political instability…

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