Informal Buyers and Sellers

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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.

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Conflicting Evidence

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Ricardo Swire

Contrary to predictions of a “majority” shift to Caribbean drug trafficking routes, modern trends reinforce Central America as the main corridor for drug shipments delivered to USA’s 327 land, sea and air points of entry.

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The Ethereal Texis Cartel

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Ricardo Swire

As the War on Drugs reverberates around the region several Mexican drug cartels have expanded their smuggling routes, establishing new markets in Central America.

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The Caribbean Basin’s ‘Northern Triangle’

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Ricardo Swire

The Caribbean Basin extends from Florida westward along the Gulf coast, meandering south along the Mexican coast via Central America. The Basin extends eastward, across the northern coast of South America, a geopolitical region that includes the West Indies archipelago. The ongoing “Drug War” moved north from Colombia, then South from Mexico to Central America.

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Central America turns its back on hundreds of thousands fleeing ‘war-like’ violence

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Amnesty International

Governments in Central America are fuelling a deepening refugee crisis by failing to tackle rampant violence and sky-high homicide rates in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras which are forcing hundreds of thousands to flee, human rights NGO Amnesty International said in a new report published.

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