Mexican Avocado Growers Seek Asylum in the United States

Fourth EstateMexican Avocados

Migrant advocacy group Al Otro Lado said Monday that violence and lawlessness in the Mexican state, Michoacan, have pushed avocado growers to leave their homes and seek asylum in the United States. Al Otro Lado reported that 32 members of …

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Conti Hacker Gang Threatens to Overthrow Costa Rican Government

Fourth EstateThe US State Department announced on their website a $10 million reward for information leading to the identification or whereabouts of Conti leaders. - US State Department

Conti, a cybercriminal organization, sent a threatening message to Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves’ government. In a report by local media Tico Times, it said that Conti demanded $20 million to cease the attacks. The Conti hackers sent an email …

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Dominican Diplomat Carlos Guillén Freed Days After Haiti Kidnapping

Fourth EstateDominican Diplomat Carlos Guillén Freed Days After Haiti Kidnapping - Courtesy Gov't Handout

Carlos Guillén, a Dominican Republic diplomat, was finally freed four days after he was held captive by a gang in Haiti. According to Dominican ambassador Frank Miguel Castillo, Guillén was kidnapped by members of the 400 Mawozo gang while on …

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Haiti 400 Mawozo Gang Leader Extradited to U.S.

Fourth EstateGermine Joly alias “Yonyon” escorted by agents from the FBI during extradition to the U.S. - Haitian National Police

The leader of 400 Mawozo, one of the most powerful gangs in Haiti, was extradited to the United States on May 3 for smuggling weapons and kidnapping U.S. citizens. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) transported Germine Joly, also …

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SBU Apprehends Criminal Gang in Odesa Cooperating with Russian Forces

Fourth EstateSBU agents blocking off an area in Kramatorsk. - Graham Philips/WikiMediaCommons

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained leaders and members of a criminal group in Odessa cooperating with the Russian Federation. SBU, in cooperation with the National Police of Odessa, conducted a large-scale operation targeting a criminal group of Ukrainian …

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El Salvador Police Arrest More Than 9,000 Gang Members

Fourth EstateEl Salvador's police force has arrested more than 9,000 gang members 15 days after the government declared a state of emergency to curb a soaring homicide rate. - Fourth Estate

El Salvador’s police force has arrested more than 9,000 gang members 15 days after the government declared a state of emergency to curb a soaring homicide rate. President Nayib Bukele has shared images and a video of the arrests on …

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El Salvador Approves Law Criminalizing Gang-Related Messages in Media

El Salvador’s Congress passed a new measure that would punish anyone who spread gang-related messages in the news media with 10 to 15 years in prison, prompting censorship fears. The new law approved late on April 5 applies to those …

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