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Central America in the News

November 15, 2018

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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 cartel violence that has plagued […]

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American Counter-narcotics

November 10, 2018

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Written by Brecken Denler The war on drugs is decades old.  Numbers of usage and production have remained steady or even grown.  In order for a major shift to occur the United States should implement the following changes to its counternarcotics policy. As the government has suggested in the past, a multi-pronged approach is often […]

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Human Trafficking in Latin America Part 2

November 5, 2018

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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 the world through gathering law […]

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Human Trafficking in Latin America

November 3, 2018

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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 better and spread it more […]

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Latin America in the News October 22

October 22, 2018

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By Brennan Albrecht This week’s news in Central America: Migrant Caravan: Guatemala. “Hundreds of migrants in U.S.-bound caravan cross Mexico-Guatemala border”. CBS News, Oct 20, 2018. A caravan of more than 3,000 Central American migrants bound for the US crossed from Guatemala into Mexico this morning. Although some crossed legally into Mexico, hundreds attempted crossing […]

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