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  • Inside an MS13 Clique’s Campaign of Terror at the Honduras-El Salvador Border
    by Zachary Goodwin on June 5, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Inside an MS13 Clique’s Campaign of Terror at the Honduras-El Salvador Border The entrance to the Honduran border town of Camasca is well guarded. A column of the army’s special forces stops vehicles along the paved road that winds through the mountains to La Esperanza, the capital of the department of Intibucá. The post Inside an MS13 Clique’s Campaign of Terror at the Honduras-El Salvador Border appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • Brazen Murder of Soldiers Latest Incident to Raise Alarm in Uruguay
    by Parker Asmann on June 5, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Brazen Murder of Soldiers Latest Incident to Raise Alarm in Uruguay The unprecedented murder of three soldiers in Uruguay has again raised the alarm about the seemingly growing brazenness of criminal actors in a country long believed to be one of Latin America’s safest. The post Brazen Murder of Soldiers Latest Incident to Raise Alarm in Uruguay appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • Guatemala Courts At Renewed Risk of Infiltration by Criminal Groups
    by Chris Dalby on June 4, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Guatemala Courts At Renewed Risk of Infiltration by Criminal Groups Just as Guatemala is completing a selection process to appoint judges to two senior courts, an investigation has revealed a familiar scheme involving criminal groups trying to influence these decisions. The post Guatemala Courts At Renewed Risk of Infiltration by Criminal Groups appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • Brazil Smuggles In Hydroxychloroquine Amid Coronavirus Despair
    by Zachary Goodwin on June 4, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    Brazil Smuggles In Hydroxychloroquine Amid Coronavirus Despair Smugglers in Brazil wasted no time in moving an anti-malarial drug touted by President Jair Bolsonaro as a potential treatment for the coronavirus, smuggling more than 3,000 doses into the country days after health authorities approved its use. The post Brazil Smuggles In Hydroxychloroquine Amid Coronavirus Despair appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • Chile Sees Drug Trafficking as Most Severe National Security Threat: Survey
    by Chris Dalby on June 3, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Chile Sees Drug Trafficking as Most Severe National Security Threat: Survey While Chile has one of the lowest homicide rates in Latin America and has managed to avoid major criminal groups developing there, a new survey has shown that Chileans see drug trafficking and organized crime as the most significant threat to the country's national security. The post Chile Sees Drug Trafficking as Most Severe National Security Threat: Survey appeared first on InSight Crime.