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According to a new report released by the United Nations, profits from criminal activities... ReadLeer

UN Report Identifies Winners and Losers of Transnational Crime

Estimates of the number of gunmen employed by Mexico's cartels are highly inflated, argues blogger... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Counting Mexico’s Hitmen

Guatemalan investigators have linked the July murder of Argentine singer and songwriter Facundo... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Argentine Singer’s Murder Linked to Guatemalan Assassination Ring

Hundreds of weapons and a large stockpile of ammunition have disappeared from a police warehouse in... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Weapons, Ammo Stolen From Honduras Police Warehouse

Peru’s police say they have detained more than 200 "drug mules" at Lima's international airports... ReadLeer
/ Peru

Most Drug Mules Caught in Peru are Foreigners

The U.S. government has released its 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment, which undermines... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Report Paints Picture of Supply Chain Between Mexican and US Gangs

Officials in the relatively peaceful central Mexican state of Queretaro said the region has grown... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Central Mexico Reports Rise of Narco-Refugees

Brazil's community police program will deploy a new unit to the Rio de Janeiro shantytown closest... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Rio to Send Police into Favela Next to Olympic Stadium

Mexico’s Navy has detained six alleged members of the Zetas drug gang, including Carlos Pitalua,... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico’s Navy Detains Alleged Veracruz Zetas Boss

The U.S. government says that Peru has, for the first time in nearly two decades, taken Colombia's... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

How Peru Beat Colombia to Be World’s Biggest Cocaine Producer

Federal troops in north Mexico recently discovered a luxury ranch where 200 gunmen from the Zetas... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico Busts Zetas’ Luxury ‘Narco-Ranch’

A new study by the RAND Corporation carefully avoids describing the Mexican drug conflict as an... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

What Mexico Can Learn from Counterinsurgency Doctrine