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MS-13 in America

On December 8, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Latin America,North America, With Comments Off on MS-13 in America

Written by Brennan Albrecht This week, a member of the notorious Central American gang MS-13 was apprehended trying to cross the border into the US with the migrant caravan. This has sparked a resurgence of the dialogue about the presence and danger MS-13 poses to the United States. One of…

MS-13

On November 20, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Latin America, With Comments Off on MS-13

By Brennan Albrecht MS-13 is one of the largest and most dangerous organized crime syndicates in the world. It has been classified by President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have declared it a national security priority [1]. Yet a good deal of misinformation exists about the gang, especially surrounding…

Central America in the News

On November 15, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Latin America, With Comments Off on Central America in the News

By Brennan Albrecht “Mexico mothers search for mass graves after tip-off” BBC News. Nov. 6, 2018 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-46110115 In the Mexican state of Veracruz, residents have recently been tipped off about the possible presence of mass, shallow graves where hundreds of disappeared youth could be buried. These bodies come from the drug…

Human Trafficking in Latin America Part 2

On November 5, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Latin America, With Comments Off on Human Trafficking in Latin America Part 2

Written by Brennan Albrecht Human trafficking is a world-wide problem that has taken on many forms. As discussed in last week’s report, human trafficking can come as forced labor, sex trafficking, migrant smuggling, or participation in drug smuggling, among other things. The United Nations has extensively tracked human trafficking throughout…

Human Trafficking in Latin America

On November 3, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Latin America, With Comments Off on Human Trafficking in Latin America

Written by Brennan Albrecht   One of the most egregious crimes of the 21st century is human trafficking. This phenomena is not new, but it has increased in scope and scale in the past several years as international travel and technological development have increased to be able to hide it…