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Illegal Mining Linked to Environmental, Health Emergency in Peru

The Peruvian government has announced a 60-day state of emergency in the southwestern state of Madre de Dios due to mercury contamination linked to illegal mining, highlighting the environmental dangers posed by this illicit business…

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Colombia’s Counterfeit Currency Trade Fueled by Rising Dollar, Venezuela Crisis

Colombian authorities say the rising value of the US dollar combined with the economic crisis in neighboring Venezuela has increased the profitability of the counterfeit currency trade, shifting the dynamics of the market and attracting new players to the business…

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