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A clandestine leftist organization has claimed responsibility for two bombings in Ecuador’s... ReadLeer
/ Ecuador

Could Ecuador See Rise of a Home-Grown Rebel Insurgency?

More than 130 inmates escaped in two mass prison breaks from separate facilities in Brazil over the... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

134 Inmates Escape From Prisons in Bahia, Brazil

El Salvador has seen a 50 percent drop in the number of kidnappings in 2011 compared to the... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Kidnappings Down 50% in El Salvador

A new study indicates that the number of homicides in Rio de Janeiro favelas that have been... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Crime in Police-Occupied Rio Favelas Cut in Half

More than 90 percent of those who are arrested in Bogota, Colombia, avoid prison sentences due to a... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

90% of those Arrested in Bogota Avoid Prison, Due to Weak System

Since Mexico's crackdown on organized crime was launched in December 2006, it has become popular to... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia is no Lesson For Mexico (Part I)

After becoming a key witness for the DEA, one of the former members of the Cali Cartel is... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Star Witness and Ex-Colombian Druglord Returns Wanting Revenge

The demand for bodyguards has surged by 70 percent in Venezuela in recent years, according to a... ReadLeer
/ Venezuela

Demand for Bodyguards Surges in Crime-Hit Venezuela

The trafficking of weapons over the U.S.-Mexico border is well-documented -- lesser known but also... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Guatemala and the Black Market for US Weapons

The Brazilian Ministry of Defense has deployed 6,500 troops along its border with Paraguay, Bolivia... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Brazil Sends 6,500 Troops to Secure Borders

Over 128,000 firearms without a government permit are currently circulating in El Salvador,... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

El Salvador Police Count 120,000 Unregistered Firearms

At least four members of an indigenous tribe in Paraguay have been killed in recent months by drug... ReadLeer
/ Paraguay

Paraguay Indigenous Group Caught in Drug Violence