Investigation and Analysis of Organized Crime

US Official Rules Out Russian Meddling in Guatemala Anti-Graft Body

Guatemala’s president has been waging a battle against the country’s international anti-graft commission, and that battle has made it to the US Congress, where in a committee hearing a State... Read more

How the US Took On the Mafia Running International Soccer

The 2018 World Cup is about to end, but the case that unveiled a massive criminal conspiracy...

Is Honduras Losing the Fight Against Aerial Drug Trafficking?

Honduras authorities recently seized five airplanes thought to have been used to transport drugs...

Medellín, Colombia's Comuna 13 Sees Resurgence of Violence

Nightly clashes between criminal gangs and a questionable police operation have engulfed one of...

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José Luis Merino is one of the most powerful figures in El Salvador’s governing political party and played a key role in the founding of ALBA Petróleos, a subsidiary of Venezuela’s state-owned... Read more
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Drug traffickers have a problem exporting drugs from Venezuela. There are few commercial flights, little container shipping, no tourists and a collapsed fishing sector. But the Dominican... Read more
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On the morning of Sunday, June 28, 2009, Honduran soldiers burst into the presidential palace in the country’s capital, Tegucigalpa, rustled President Manuel Zelaya from his bed, and took away... Read more
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Colombia and Venezuela have shared criminal dynamics for decades. Colombia has pushed cocaine through Venezuela on its journey to US and European markets, while Venezuela’s... Read more
In May 2011, a 26-year-old prison gang leader held 4,000 members of the Venezuelan security forces, backed by tanks and helicopters, at bay for weeks. Humiliated nationally and internationally, it... Read more

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