Traffickers hid the meth in pineapple cans

Mexico's drug traffickers appear to be looking to expand the methamphetamine trade far beyond the Western Hemisphere, as evidenced by what may be Spain's biggest ever meth seizure -- which was reportedly destined for the highly lucrative Australian market. 

Constitutional Court judge Hector Hugo Perez

Guatemala's Constitutional Court has deemed the selection of more than 100 judges to the country's Supreme Court and appellate courts was made legally, despite widespread criticism that the process was influenced by shady figures operating among the country's political elites. 

Haroldo Mendoza Matta, captured (center)

The alleged head of the Mendoza family drug clan in Guatemala, and various other suspected members of the criminal group, have been arrested, striking a serious blow to an organization once considered untouchable. 

Nicolas Sierra, leader of the Viagras in Michoacan, Mexico

The prosecutor general of Michoacan state in west Mexico has admitted carrying out operations with alleged drug traffickers in the hunt for Knights Templar criminal boss "La Tuta," yet again raising the specter of state collusion with organized crime.

A crime scene in San Pedro Sula, murder capital of the world

Of the world's 50 most dangerous cities, 43 are located in Latin America and the Caribbean. InSight Crime looks at some of the factors driving the violence.

Mexico recorded over 5,000 disappeared in 2014

New statistics show that Mexico recorded its highest ever number of disappearances in 2014, in a timely reminder that the disappearance of 43 student teachers in Iguala was not an isolated incident.

Envigado FC has been added to the US Kingpin List

The US Treasury has accused Envigado soccer club in Colombia of laundering money for the Oficina de Envigado, in a new financial assault against the Medellin crime syndicate, and the latest example of the long history of ties between crime and soccer.

43 student teachers disappeared near Iguala, Mexico

Nearly two months after the disappearance of 43 students in Guerrero, southwest Mexico, the government is racing to show that justice is being done, that the bodies have been found and the killers arrested. But the story neither begins nor ends with the students -- and the circle of guilt extends far beyond their killers.

A message signed in the name of the Guerreros Unidos

As Mexico struggles to come to terms with the mass murder of 43 students in Guerrero, among the many unanswered questions is why the group behind the killings did what what it did.

Bolivia's Navy on Lake Titicaca

Bolivia and Peru have signed a joint agreement to combat drug trafficking along their shared frontier. However, it is unlikely that their proposed strategy will be enough to stop the heavy flow of cocaine across their borders.