By Ricardo Swire The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) describes human trafficking as “an act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring or receiving a person through use of force, coercion or other means for the purpose of exploiting them.”
AP photo By Ricardo Swire Mexico’s unregulated vigilante militias’ four year growth has created a “third force” in the country’s cartel violence, in nine of thirty-one states armed civilian groups multiplying.
Reuters photo By Ricardo Swire Over the past five years Caribbean internal security officials have monitored a constant increase of international asylum seekers to island shores, worldwide trends showing that cities and countries with high crime rates have excessive immigration populations.
AP photo By Ricardo Swire Behind a public facade of harmony senior Mossad or Israeli Intelligence Officers were dumbfounded and annoyed by the high-level US political leak of sensitive classified allied data.
AP photo By Ricardo Swire Not long ago an internal security law enforcement tactical team seized a valuable supply of high-powered rifles at Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, the weaponry was shipped from Miami, Florida on the Atlantic coast.
Reuters photo By Ricardo Swire Brazil’s most notorious gang has expanded within South America, a daring attempt to become the region’s largest Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO).
AFP photo By Ricardo Swire The Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) novel executive summary “Restoring Paradise in the Caribbean; Combating Violence with Numbers,” surmised between 2014 and 2015 thirteen percent of Bahamian, Barbadian, Jamaican, Trinidadian and Surinamese residents were victims of crime.