March 2021



(Español) Las policías y fiscalías de 17 países de América Latina y la Unión Europea se unen para concienciar sobre las estafas más comunes detectadas en las inversiones con criptomonedas


El objetivo es concienciar sobre las principales estafas detectadas en las operaciones con criptomonedas. De esta manera los ciudadanos podrán identificar cómo se producen y qué trucos emplean los estafadores.


(Español) 13 países de América Latina y Europa abordaron las rutas y modalidades del tráfico de estupefacientes entre las dos regiones


La actividad ha servido para que los representantes de las fuerzas policiales intercambiaran información operacional que ayudará a las futuras acciones policiales entre los países de producción, tránsito y destino.



The ARCO Network activates mechanisms for law enforcement intelligence operations between Latin America and Europe

The network is made up of specialised police officers from 16 countries in Latin America and Europe specialised in fighting arms trafficking, whose mission is to dismantle organised crime.


The Network of Prison Academies meets in Uruguay to improve institutional coordination

Attendees will also witness the inauguration ceremony of the National Institute for Adolescent Social Inclusion in Uruguay by its president.



New results of EL PAcCTO: prosecutors specialised in cultural heritage and improved international judicial assistance

In a week of work in Peru, the programme promotes greater efficiency in coordination among institutions in various areas


Jurisdictional units specialised in organised crime for Latin America

In a workshop organised by EL PAcCTO, Latin American and European representatives reflect on the need to promote these specialised units.



The memorandum for the creation of a Specialised Smuggling Team is signed in Panama

The EME promoted by EL PAcCTO will coordinate the work of the institutions in charge of this offence during the next two years.


Nine of the region’s most wanted fugitives arrested in global operation

The arrests took place over one week of intense cooperation between investigators from 12 countries.



First REDCOPEN webinar on data systems

The virtual activity has served to share information and experiences on how to develop a common data system for more effective prison management in Latin America.


Police dismantle a transnational endangered fish smuggling network

The National Police Directorate of Carabineers in Colombia, in coordination with EL PAcCTO, has seized 20,000 native fish from the Colombian Amazon destined for sale as ornamental fish in Europe, Asia and the United States.


Ministers and Vice-Ministers from seven Latin American countries set up the Latin American Internal Security Committee

Seven Latin American countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador and Panama) signed the political declaration that marks the beginning of the creation of CLASI, the Latin-American Internal Security Committee.


What are the most common scams committed through the misuse of cryptocurrencies?


A message from CLASI


Launching of the Latin American Committee on Homeland Security



Xavier Cousquer (@Xcousquer)
Co-director of EL PAcCTO

The CLASI and its political, strategic and operational implications

El Comité Latinoamericano de Seguridad Interior fue creado con la triple misión de aunar los esfuerzos de los países latinoamericanos en la lucha contra el crimen organizado.


05 April - 06 April

Women's protection order in the MERCOSUR framework


06 April - 08 April

1st Meeting of RAP Referents - Corruption, Internal Control and International Cooperation


07 April

How does organized crime harm indigenous communities?