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To fight crime, more U.S. law enforcement agencies are using undercover agents.

To fight crime, more U.S. law enforcement agencies are using undercover agents.

The U.S. federal government has expanded the use of undercover operations in recent years, with officers from at least 40 federal agencies posing as  welfare recipients, business people, doctors, political…

Research indicate Transnational Organize Crime expanding in Latin America

Research indicate Transnational Organize Crime expanding in Latin America

Organized crime is expanding its tentacles throughout Latin America, and wherever it arrives people flee. In El Salvador, street gangs force people from their homes. In Colombia, a place already…

“Nixle Tip Watch” Anonymous Tips System effective against Crime.

“Nixle Tip Watch” Anonymous Tips System effective against Crime.

In more and more cases, anonymous tips are leading to big breaks in criminal investigations in the United States.  Alert citizens chose to use Nixle Tip Watch as the first…

Guatemala: Immigration Head arrested accused on people smuggling and false passports.

Guatemala: Immigration Head arrested accused on people smuggling and false passports.

  Jose Alberto de Leon Gramajo, head of passports in Guatemala’s Department of Immigration,  has been arrested on human trafficking and/or people smuggling charges, highlighting Guatemala’s role as a hub…

Brazil: lower spending on public safety.

Brazil: lower spending on public safety.

Recent surveys reflect public safety has not been the priority of the current Brazilian government. The surveys are talkinf about little investment public safety, high rates of crime and homicide,…

All four legs of Homeland´s Blue Campaign against human trafficking: public awareness, victim assistance, law enforcement and increased prosecution.

All four legs of Homeland´s Blue Campaign against human trafficking: public awareness, victim assistance, law enforcement and increased prosecution.

The United States Department of Homeland Security DHS launched the Blue Campaign in 2010 to more effectively combat human trafficking through four strategies: 1) enhanced public awareness, 2) improve victim…

Illegal human organ traffic flourishing in Latin America

Illegal human organ traffic flourishing in Latin America

The illegal trade in kidneys has risen to such a level that an estimated 10,000 black market operations involving purchased human organs now take place annually, or more than one…

Mexican government to compensate crime victims

Mexican government to compensate crime victims

  Mexico’s congress approved a law Monday to recognize and protect the rights of crime victims, a longstanding demand in a country where more than 47,500 people have died in 5½…

Venezuelan police held for death of diplomat’s daughter

Venezuelan police held for death of diplomat’s daughter

Venezuela announced Saturday the arrest of 11 police officers suspected in the death of the Chilean consul’s daughter in western Zulia state, in yet another black eye for the crime-plagued country. Karen Berendique, 19, died in a…

State dept expands Mexico travel warning

State dept expands Mexico travel warning

For the second time in less than a year, the U.S. State Department has responded to increasing violent crime in Mexico by expanding the list of places that Americans should…

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