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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
/ FARC

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