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purse theft in stockholm

Street crime in Stockholm

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Beware, pickpockets are working here. That’s the first thing an international visitor sees when entering Sweden at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Face level signs are…

counterfeit fashion

The making of counterfeit fashion

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Counterfeit fashion If you’ve been to Europe, you’ve no doubt had to walk a wide berth around a sheetful of counterfeit handbags laid out…

Panama Cannons: gangsters gone good, part 6 of 6

Panama Cannons: gangsters gone good, part 6 of 6

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Panama City, Panama—Bob asked one of our Panama police escorts what serious crimes against tourists had occurred recently. The officer stunned us with a…

Panama Cannons: gangsters gone good, part 5 of 6

Panama Cannons: gangsters gone good, part 5 of 6

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Panama City, Panama—Angel lives in the school building with his mother and assorted siblings. Aha! So that’s who’d done all the neat laundry hanging…

Panama Cannons: gangsters gone good, part 4 of 6

Panama Cannons: gangsters gone good, part 4 of 6

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Panama City, Panama—Bob and I had come to Panama as guests of the national and local police departments and the Panama National Hotel Association….

Panama Cannons: gangsters gone good, part 3 of 6

Panama Cannons: gangsters gone good, part 3 of 6

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Panama City, Panama—As Bob and Angel spoke, a tall, handsome boy appeared dribbling a basketball. Soon he was part of our interview. His name…

Panama Cannons: gangsters gone good, part 2 of 6

Panama Cannons: gangsters gone good, part 2 of 6

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Panama City, Panama—Too much laundry was hung too neatly on a wire line stretched across the broken schoolyard. This boy can’t be that industrious,…

Panama Cannons: gangsters gone good

Panama Cannons: gangsters gone good

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Panama City, Panama—Angel Sanchez is trying to stay clean. Neither crack nor speed produces the high he craves. At 23, Angel is trying to…