Four cartels are battling it out for the lucrative US$1.5 billion dollar avocado trade in western Mexico, the office of a state attorney general has revealed.
An organization promoting democracy and free markets in the Americas published a brand new index on Monday calculating the ability for Latin American countries to combat corruption, differentiating itself from other indexes that calculate “levels” of corruption around the world.
One third of all murders in the world occur in Latin America and the Caribbeans - home to eight percent of the world’s population.
Peru’s government has proposed revisions to an anti-graft law that would ease financial restrictions on companies that cooperate with prosecutors on corruption investigations, Reuters reported Wednesday.
A Colombian loan shark network is operating in more than three quarters of Mexico’s states marking its growing presence throughout Latin America, Mexico’s national newspaper, Milenioreported Thursday.
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