Costa Rican police arrest a judge for corruption

Costa Rica has set in motion a plan to establish a specialized organized crime and drug trafficking court in an attempt to stop organized crime infiltrating the country's judicial system.

Guns seized from drug traffickers in Argentina

Argentina's security forces killed at least 107 people in Buenos Aires and the neighboring province in 2012. This is the story of police brutality and how the province's local force, the "bonaerense," has practically turned into a mafia.

A domestic servant in Haiti

The Global Slavery Index has identified Mexico, Haiti, and Brazil as the countries with the highest number of people subjected to modern slavery in the Americas, partly due to the criminal groups in these countries who exploit children and other vulnerable populations.

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A revealing video from Peru shows the speed with which drug traffickers can load up an aircraft with cocaine before take-off, demonstrating how easily criminal groups are taking advantage one of the region's most important trafficking routes. 

Police with links to organized crime detained in Guerrero

Close to 70 percent of the 18,000 municipal police who failed vetting tests in Mexico are concentrated in ten states, underscoring the weakness and vulnerability to corruption of local security forces in areas that are also hubs for organized crime.

Members of Colombia's military in Choco

The kidnapping of a military general by FARC rebels operating in Colombia's Pacific state of Choco -- which led to the suspension of peace talks with the government -- has shone a spotlight on the organized crime dynamics present in the country's most valuable criminal real estate. 

Former police director Ramon Sabillon

Honduras' president has replaced the head of the country's police force, amid speculation that his decision was motivated by the former director's opposition to militarizing security and his failure to purge the police force.

A report by Colombia's Chamber of Communications lays out several ways the Andean nation -- among the top five Latin American countries in terms of Internet users -- can better combat cyber crime.

A Peruvian port on Lake Titicaca

In response to new measures meant to fight illegal mining in Peru, smugglers are reportedly moving illegally mined gold into neighboring Bolivia, highlighting the shortcomings of Peru's policies. 

Police in Ecuador have received significant investment

According to Ecuador's Interior Ministry, by the end of 2014 the Andean country's national homicide rate may fall to 7 murders for every 100,000 people -- the lowest in the past two decades -- bucking a regional trend.