News Analysis

Latest Guatemala Corruption Scandal May End in President's Ouster

Latest Guatemala Corruption Scandal May End in President's Ouster

Authorities in Guatemala have arrested the head of the country's social security agency, a man with close ties to President Otto Perez Molina, in the latest corruption scandal to threaten the presidency. Read More

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Son of Honduras Ex-President Arrested for Drug Trafficking

Son of Honduras Ex-President Arrested for Drug Trafficking

The son of former President Porfirio Lobo Sosa of Honduras was captured in an anti-drug operation in Haiti, a turn of events that may make other Honduran political elites very nervous. Read More

Colombia Appoints Prosecutor for Urabeños Surrender

Colombia Appoints Prosecutor for Urabeños Surrender

Colombia's Attorney General's office has appointed a special prosecutor to lead exploratory talks over the proposed demobilization of Urabeños, the clearest sign yet that the government is seriously considering a negotiated exit for the country's biggest criminal group. Read More

How Organized Crime Corrupted Peru's Main Seaport

How Organized Crime Corrupted Peru's Main Seaport

A new report sheds light on how criminal groups coordinate with corrupt officials to smuggle hundreds of tons of cocaine out of Peru's principal seaport every year. Read More

From Police Officer to Drug Lord: The Rise of Mexico's Most Wanted Man

From Police Officer to Drug Lord: The Rise of Mexico's Most Wanted Man

The Jalisco Cartel's rapid ascent, and the meteoric rise of its leader from a relative unknown to a notorious drug lord, follow a criminal evolution seen with other groups in Mexico. Read More