Fabio Lobo Lobo, the son of former Honduras president Porfirio Lobo

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.

Urabeños leaders are considering surrendering

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.

Juan de Dios Rodriguez (far right) was detained

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.

The seaport in Callao, Peru

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.

A CJNG roadblock in Jalisco state

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.

El Salvador's gangs are challenging the government

As a result of the escalating conflict between gangs and the government, El Salvador is on track for another record-breaking month of homicides, which at the current rate will surpass anything the country has seen since its gruesome civil war.

A firefighter at the site of a CJNG narco-blockade

Recent high-profile attacks in Mexico's Jalisco state demonstrate the Jalisco Cartel's capacity for coordinated violence. Regardless of the eventual consequences, there are several points to consider in terms of the ability of Mexican authorities to combat this group. 

Mexico City's inmate population has decreased

Overcrowding in Mexico City's prisons has fallen by 69 percent over the last four months thanks to reforms in the criminal justice system that could offer a solution for other Latin American countries with overpopulated penitentiary systems.  

Former Police Commander Francisco Alvarenga

The commander of Paraguay’s national police has been charged in connection with a corruption scandal involving money siphoned from the agency’s gasoline fund, a rare indictment in a country where few corrupt officials are prosecuted.

Heavily armed security forces in Jalisco

A shootout between Mexico's federal police and alleged criminals has left at least eight dead in Jalisco state, in what could be a harbinger of more violence as security forces intensify their offensive against the Jalisco Cartel.