The truce between El Salvador's two largest gangs -- the MS-13 and the Barrio 18 -- opens up new possibilities in how to deal with the seemingly intractable issue of street gangs. But it also creates new dangers. InSight Crime's four part special investigation into Central America's most powerful street gangs.
A government survey reveals how certain social behaviors in Mexico have changed due to public perceptions of crime, even though much of the country has seen violence levels plateau somewhat. Read more
The Mexican government claims that a security surge in Michoacan state in response to ongoing violence is better coordinated than similar initiatives led by the…
In mid-May, the residents of La Ruana and other towns in Mexico's western state of Michoacan lined roadsides to cheer the arrival of thousands of…
After four decades of the monologue on the "war on drugs," the Americas have opened the door for debate, breaking the taboo against discussing new…
The expansion of marijuana crops in one sector of Costa Rica highlights the government's struggle to contain the drug trade in rural, isolated areas. Read more
Venezuela has implemented new regulations in 14 of the country's prisons in an attempt to reform the notoriously violent penal system, although it remains to be seen whether the measures... Read more
Mexico has initiated just 29 legal proceedings to reclaim assets linked to organized crime since a 2009 law provided prosecutors with new powers, calling the law's effectiveness into question. Read more