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  • Costa Rica Passes Law to Destroy Illegal Runways on Private Property
    by Gabrielle Gorder on September 29, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Costa Rica Passes Law to Destroy Illegal Runways on Private Property A new law in Costa Rica, that looks to destroy illegal landingstrips, could provide an opportunity to control flights and close the country’s airways for drug traffickers. Nevertheless, reducing the now constant flow of drugs into the country could continue to be a challenge. The post Costa Rica Passes Law to Destroy Illegal Runways on Private Property appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • How Organized Crime Networks Are Using Drones to Their Advantage
    by Katie Jones on September 29, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    How Organized Crime Networks Are Using Drones to Their Advantage Criminal groups increasingly deploying drones -- for purposes ranging from surveillance to reported armed attacks of rivals -- has provoked a strong government response in Mexico. But will it be enough? The post How Organized Crime Networks Are Using Drones to Their Advantage appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • Brazil Goes After Gang Finances But With Little Guarantee of Success
    by Chris Dalby on September 28, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Brazil Goes After Gang Finances But With Little Guarantee of Success Recent operations in Brazil against the country’s two leading gangs, the PCC and Red Command, show that authorities are varying up their tactics but may still struggle to have a long-term impact. The post Brazil Goes After Gang Finances But With Little Guarantee of Success appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • Yet More Negligence Uncovered in Mexico’s Handling of Ayotzinapa Case
    by Parker Asmann on September 26, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    Yet More Negligence Uncovered in Mexico’s Handling of Ayotzinapa Case A new report says that authorities in Mexico failed to send bone fragments found in connection to the Ayotzinapa investigation for analysis or further investigate the area where they were found, taking the scale of negligence in the government’s handling of the case to new levels. The post Yet More Negligence Uncovered in Mexico’s Handling of Ayotzinapa Case appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • ‘We Ruled’ – Excerpt from MS-13: The Making of America’s Most Notorious Gang
    by Diego Garcia on September 25, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    ‘We Ruled’ – Excerpt from MS-13: The Making of America’s Most Notorious Gang Alma* arrived in Texas like so many others had and would in the years to come: on her own. She had just turned fourteen, and she was one of many Unaccompanied Alien Children—or UAC, in immigration vernacular—moving across one of the deadliest borders in the world The post ‘We Ruled’ – Excerpt from MS-13: The Making of America’s Most Notorious Gang appeared first on InSight Crime.