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  • Mexican Cartels – Venezuela’s Uninvited Guests Here to Stay
    by Parker Asmann on April 3, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Mexican Cartels – Venezuela’s Uninvited Guests Here to Stay Talk of Mexico’s cartels in Venezuela has become commonplace, so much so that one town has been re-baptized after one of the world's most notorious criminal groups: the Sinaloa Cartel. The post Mexican Cartels – Venezuela’s Uninvited Guests Here to Stay appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • From Face Masks to Avocados, the Boundless Creativity of Drug Traffickers
    by Gabrielle Gorder on April 3, 2020 at 7:00 am

    From Face Masks to Avocados, the Boundless Creativity of Drug Traffickers Drug traffickers are nothing if not innovative. And faced with increasingly sophisticated techniques for detecting drugs, they have been forced to be increasingly ingenious to successfully transport their merchandise. The post From Face Masks to Avocados, the Boundless Creativity of Drug Traffickers appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • ‘Pategrillo’ – The New Boon for Colombia’s Cocaine Labs
    by Gabrielle Gorder on April 2, 2020 at 7:09 am

    ‘Pategrillo’ – The New Boon for Colombia’s Cocaine Labs Crude oil siphoned from Colombia's pipelines is increasingly being processed by clandestine refineries that manufacture a low-quality fuel, known as "pategrillo," used to make cocaine. The post ‘Pategrillo’ – The New Boon for Colombia’s Cocaine Labs appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • Warnings of Child Recruitment Taking Place Close to Bogotá, Colombia
    by Gabrielle Gorder on April 1, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Warnings of Child Recruitment Taking Place Close to Bogotá, Colombia A new report warning of child recruitment in a municipality bordering Colombia's capital city of Bogotá shows that this issue is a nationwide concern, spreading far beyond its rural areas. The post Warnings of Child Recruitment Taking Place Close to Bogotá, Colombia appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • What Does Coronavirus Mean for Criminal Governance in Latin America?
    by Parker Asmann on March 31, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    What Does Coronavirus Mean for Criminal Governance in Latin America? A number of criminal groups across Latin America are ordering ceasefires and exerting control over local communities as fears of the coronavirus sweep across the region, raising questions about the legitimacy and power of such groups and the extent of government presence in the areas in which they operate. The post What Does Coronavirus Mean for Criminal Governance in Latin America? appeared first on InSight Crime.