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Mexican authorities say that three different groups are currently fighting over Michoacan -- this... ReadLeer
/ Jalisco Cartel

In Mexico, 3 Gangs Battle for Control of Pacific State

Honduran President Porfirio Lobo has appointed a former colonel as his top anti-drug official,... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Honduras Names Ex-Colonel as New Drug Czar

An elite police unit dedicated to dismantling "mara" street gangs has begun operations in San... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Anti-Gang Unit Begins Operations in El Salvador

Mexico's Senate has approved a bill to compensate victims of organized crime, one of the major... ReadLeer
/ Judicial Reform

Mexican Set to Compensate Victims of Drug Violence

Argentina has long been considered a safe haven from the violence of the drug trade in Latin... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Hitman’s Death Highlights Argentina as R&R Site for Drug Traffickers

US federal authorities have unsealed the latest indictment against Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquin 'El... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

US Unseals Latest ‘El Chapo’ Indictment

The US Embassy in Guatemala City is hosting a workshop to help authorities from Guatemala, Mexico... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

US Helps Fight Trafficking of Natural, Cultural Resources in Mayan Jungle

Last month's murder figures have some positive implications for Mexico, argues Alejandro Hope --... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

What March’s Murder Rate Says About Trends in Mexico Violence

A new US-sponsored wiretapping center will begin operations next month in El Salvador, aimed at... ReadLeer
/ Ecuador

El Salvador to Open US-Funded Wiretapping Center

Police seized a massive arsenal of weapons in southwest Colombia that they say was obtained as part... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Arms Seizure Underscores FARC-Rastrojos Alliance in Southwest Colombia

Colombia's Rastrojos gang now dominates the Venezuelan border, working with the Mexican Zetas to... ReadLeer
/ Rastrojos

Rastrojos Now the Major Criminal Player on Venezuela-Colombia Border: Report

Ecuador's president has called organized crime the number one target for the country's military, in... ReadLeer
/ Ecuador

Organized Crime is Top Priority of Ecuador Military: Correa