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Mexico may make serious headway in its fight against organized crime by designating one criminal... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Wilson Center Proposes Hyper-Focused Mexico Crime Strategy

Four peasant farmers were killed and eleven wounded in an ambush in the Bajo Aguan region in... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Attack in Honduras’ Bajo Aguan Region Leaves 4 Dead

At least 13 inmates have been killed in a riot and subsequent fire in a prison in San Pedro Sula,... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

At Least 13 Killed in Honduran Prison Riot, Fire

According to a top Colombia energy official, as much as 10 million gallons of illegal gasoline is... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Official: 10 Mn Gallons of Gas per Month Smuggled into 1 Colombian Province

In a surprise move, Nicaragua's authorities detained nightclub owner Henry Fariñas -- the... ReadLeer
/ Nicaragua

Nicaragua Arrests Man at Center of Facundo Cabral Murder

Despite President Mauricio Funes' denial that his government struck a deal with gang leaders to... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Govt-‘Facilitated’ Gang Truce in Salvador Sets Dangerous Regional Precedent

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has begun the process of renewing the mandate of a valuable... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Guatemalan President Begins Renewal of UN Commission’s Mandate

Honduras’ record level of violent crime is costing the Central American country 10 percent of its... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

‘Violence Costs Honduras 10% of Annual GDP’

Puerto Rico's police chief has resigned after less than a year on the job, leaving office in the... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

Puerto Rico Police Chief Steps Down Amid Record Violence

In a joint operation, Panama and Colombia security forces destroyed two large FARC camps on... ReadLeer

Panama FARC Camps Highlight Need for Joint Security Work with Colombia

United States drug enforcement agents have broken up a ring involving former and current US... ReadLeer
/ Zetas

Arrest of Would-Be ‘Zetas’ Shows Risk of US Military Infiltration

An apparent battle between the Sinaloa Cartel and the Zetas in Tamaulipas is a bad omen for... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

‘Narcomantas’ Herald Chapo’s Incursion into Mexico Border State