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Former president Alvaro Uribe
According to accusations by a paramilitary leader and former members of Congress, Alvaro Uribe... ReadLeer
/ AUC

‘Uribe Knew Paramilitaries Financed his 2002 Campaign’

Cocaine seized by Ecuadorian authorities in 2012
Mexican and Colombian groups may soon start battling it out for control of drug trafficking routes... ReadLeer
/ Ecuador

Ecuador: Battleground Between Mexican and Colombian Cartels?

Honduras' criminal investigations police
According to numbers released by Honduras’ Public Ministry, only 21 percent of cases passed to... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

‘Honduras Police Investigated Only 21% Of Cases’

Alleged Zetas leader in Guatemala Daniel Juan Nicolas
Guatemalan authorities captured the alleged leader of a Zetas cell in the region along the border... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Guatemala Arrests Local ‘Zetas Boss’

A survey in Mexico says 1 out in 3 households were victim to a crime in 2011
Mexico's 2012 National Survey on Victimization and Perception of Public Security revealed that... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

92% of Crimes in Mexico Go Unreported: Survey

Abandoned house in El Salvador
In the suburbs of El Salvador, in neighborhoods stained by Mara Salvatrucha or Barrio 18 graffiti,... ReadLeer
/ Criminal Displacement in Latin America

The Legion of the Displaced

A coca processing laboratory burned in Loreto, Peru
A new United Nations report highlights the increase in coca cultivations in Peru, and the growing... ReadLeer
/ Peru

UN Report: More Coca in Peruvian Amazon

Henry Fariñas, the Nicaraguan nightclub owner who was the target of the attack that killed... ReadLeer
/ Nicaragua

Nicaraguan at Center of Cabral Murder Case Convicted of Drug Trafficking

Ivan Velazquez Caballero, alias "El Taliban" (center)
Mexicos' marines have arrested a top Zetas commander responsible for a bloody rift within the... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

‘El Taliban’ Capture Will Not Heal Zetas Divide

US Coast Guard cocaine seizure in 2011
In a joint operation, US and Colombian security forces seized a ton of cocaine from a fishing... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Caribbean Cocaine Seizure Highlights Nicaragua’s Role in Drug Trade

Guatemalan police investigate attempted robbery of bus in 2010
Three bus drivers were shot to death in a single day in Guatemala, illustrating the threat that the... ReadLeer
/ Extortion

Guatemala Sees 3 Bus Drivers Murdered in Single Day

Coahuila Governor Ruben Moreira
The Mexican government has promised to send more troops to Coahuila, where some 130 inmates... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Shootouts, Prison Break Draw Attention to Normally Calm Mexican Border State