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Mexico Wraps Up Iguala Investigation Amid Widespread Doubts

Mexico Wraps Up Iguala Investigation Amid Widespread Doubts

Authorities in Mexico have presented the conclusions of their investigation into the 43 missing students from Guerrero state, indicating they are ready to put the matter to rest. However, it may be that no amount of evidence will be enough to overcome the government's credibility problem.   Read More

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El Salvador Gang Leaders Confirm Truce

El Salvador Gang Leaders Confirm Truce

El Salvador gang leaders confirmed that they have agreed amongst themselves to reduce violence, setting the stage for a new political war over the dynamics of El Salvador's homicide rate.  Read More

Sinaloa Cartel Informants Receive Reduced Prison Sentence in Chicago

Sinaloa Cartel Informants Receive Reduced Prison Sentence in Chicago

Two former Sinaloa Cartel operatives turned informants have received reduced prison sentences in Chicago in exchange for their testimony, which offered an unprecedented level of information on the inner workings of Mexico's most powerful drug cartel. Read More

Despite Rampant Crime, Venezuela's 'Peace Zones' Remain

Despite Rampant Crime, Venezuela's 'Peace Zones' Remain

Venezuela’s year-old "Zonas de Paz” (Peace Zones) initiative shows no sign of coming to an end, despite troubling reports of overwhelming violence, highlighting the government's ineffective response to the country’s grave security situation. Read More

Top Venezuela Govt Official Accused of Drug Trafficking

Top Venezuela Govt Official Accused of Drug Trafficking

A former Venezuelan presidential security chief has accused the nation's National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello of drug trafficking, in just the latest event to heap pressure on President Nicolas Maduro. Read More