Tag: Organized Crime

Jailbreaks, Submarines, a Gold-Plated AK-47: El Chapo’s Trial Will Tell an Epic Tale

Even as the Mexican police jet started its descent into Long Island, Joaquín Guzmán Loera had no idea where he was going. All he knew was that hours earlier, he had been whisked from a prison in Ciudad Juárez and put aboard the plane. But as an airport glimmered on […]

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‘Criminals?’ Hardly. That’s Who the Caravan Flees.

As thousands of Honduran migrants seeking asylum in the United States trek northward through Mexico, President Trump has pledged to stop them at the border by militarizing it with armed federal troops, under the guise of protecting Americans from “criminals” and an “invasion.” What he fails to recognize is that […]

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Inside the Trinitarios: How a Gang Feud Led to the Death of a Teenager

‘Protection Inside the Jails’ The Trinitarios trace their roots back nearly three decades, to the simultaneous jailing of Leonides Sierra and Julio Marine, both Dominicans, on separate murder charges on Rikers Island. Harassed by gangs, the two men — known on the street as “Junito” and “Caballo” — founded the Trinitarios in 1993, “for protection […]

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Venezuela, the New Regional Crime Hub

MEDELLÍN, Colombia — Venezuela has become a regional crime hub, with profound consequences for Latin America and beyond. And with another Nicolás Maduro term, the roots of organized crime in that country will spread further. The Chavista regime is digging in. Politically, it survived the protests of 2017. The loyalty of the military ensured that […]

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His Father Took On the Mob. ‘They Will Try to Kill You,’ Bobby Kennedy Said.

As a reference librarian at the New York Public Library, Matthew J. Boylan, 58, spends his days fielding questions from the public on Ask N.Y.P.L., the library’s call-in information line. Even in the age of Google, Mr. Boylan’s role as researcher for the public remains vital, from barroom bets, to questions about eviction from older […]

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Fresh Hope That a Stolen Caravaggio ‘Nativity’ Could Be Found

Then in May last year, yet another turncoat, Gaetano Grado, told his tale to an Italian parliamentary body commonly called the Antimafia Commission. Its president, Rosy Bindi, said in an interview that she had never been convinced by the rumors that swirled around the painting, and so the commission, which has an investigative mandate, decided […]

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