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In Costa Rica, 7% of total purchases correspond to illegal trade

The Cámara de Comercio de Costa Rica (CCCR) - Chamber of Commerce of Costa Rica - reported on August 21 that the volume of illegal trade in Costa Rica reaches ¢7 billion colones, equivalent to 6.8% of total household consumption.   This implies that, of every...

Uruguay: Legal Marijuana Offers Better Prices than Black Market

(Q24N) The marijuana that the Uruguayan state will sell in pharmacies from next July, will be competitive in terms of costs and quality compared to black market marijuana. According to the representative of the Movement for the Liberation of Cannabis, Bruno Calleros, the price of...

El Salvador’s ‘Black Widows’ and the Growing Sophistication of the MS13

Q24N ( Authorities in El Salvador dismantled a MS13 network allegedly dedicated to forcing women into marriages before assassinating the husband to collect insurance money, a scheme that speaks to the gang's growing business sophistication. Three women, who are allegedly members of a MS13 structure...