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A community of at least 200 people in north Guatemala has sought refuge over the border in Mexico,... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

‘Guatemala Anti-Drug Operations Force Refugees into Mexico’

Sky-high rates of car theft in São Paulo are fueled by an international car trafficking industry... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

São Paulo Car Theft Feeds Drug Trade

Colombia’s government announced a “crusade” against illegal logging, vowing to clamp down on the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Declares War on Timber Trafficking Mafia

Colombia's Norte del Valle drug cartel has been laundering money through a network in Ecuador,... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Cartel Laundered European Profits Through Ecuador

Colombian anti-narcotics police found a ton of cocaine on a ranch in the Pacific Valle del Cauca... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Seizes Ton of Cocaine from ‘Loco Barrera’

Mexican authorities paraded five men accused of the Monterrey casino arson attack, who allegedly... ReadLeer
/ Extortion

Mexico Casino Arson Suspects ‘Did not Plan Massacre’

Police in Nicaragua have arrested over 21,000 people and seized 42 tons of cocaine since 2006,... ReadLeer
/ Nicaragua

Nicaragua Police Tout Security Advances Under Ortega

Two mass graves, containing a total of 12 bodies, were found in the north Mexico state of... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mass Graves with 12 Bodies Found in North Mexico

At least two bus routes around San Salvador have been hit by drivers striking to demand that the... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Buses Strike Against Extortion Rackets

The number of missing people registered in Colombia has reached 61,604, according to figures from... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Registers 61,000 Disappeared

As the world marks the International Day of the Disappeared, Mexico counts more than 3,000 people... ReadLeer
/ Kidnapping

Mexico Counts Missing on Day of the Disappeared

The idea that reducing drug demand in the U.S. is the key to drastically weakening organized crime... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Why Lowering US Drug Demand is No Panacea for Mexico Violence