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May 2013 homicide in Guerrero
Mexican border state Chihuahua and the southwest state of Guerrero tied for highest murder rate in... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Guerrero, Chihuahua Mexico’s 2012 Murder Hotspots

Children recruited by the Shining Path in Peru
Security forces have rescued two children from the Shining Path guerrillas in Peru, drawing... ReadLeer
/ Peru

Children Rescued From Shining Path in Peru

Suspects in the triple homicide in Nicaragua's RAAN
Experts have attributed a recent increase in violence Nicaragua's semi-autonomous northeast region... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Rise in Violence in North Nicaragua ‘Linked to Organized Crime’

Aftermath of explosion linked to FARC extortion
Authorities have dismantled a band allegedly contracted by the FARC to plant explosive devices in... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

FARC Contracted Criminal Gang To Help With Extortion

Residents and vigilantes flank soldiers in Michoacan
The attacks on Mexican security forces by armed men across the Pacific Coast state of Michoacan in... ReadLeer
/ Jalisco Cartel

Cartels, Vigilantes, State Create Perfect Storm in Michoacan

Colombia's most powerful criminal network the Urabeños may have entered into a pact with rivals... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Urabeños and Oficina De Envigado in Medellin Ceasefire

Over 150 'narcotaxis' are believed to operate in Chilpancingo
Taxi drivers in Chilpancingo, Mexico, are demanding authorities take action against the more than... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Over 150 ‘Narcotaxis’ Operate in Mexico State Capital

Workers package coca tea at new plant in Bolivia
Bolivian President Evo Morales plans to sell coca tea to neighboring countries, in his latest... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

Bolivia President Pushes to Sell Coca Tea to Regional Partners

Guatemala's Lorenzana drug trafficking clan
Drug traffickers survive under one premise: adapting to change. At the regional level, the agents... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Guatemala: The Changing Face of Drug Trafficking

Nestor Valetti Rodriguez, a judge assigned bodyguards
Prosecutors and judges investigating organized crime in Uruguay have been assigned special police... ReadLeer
/ Uruguay

Uruguay Ups Protection to Threatened Organized Crime Prosecutors

A bus waits for passengers in Guatemala
Murders of public transport drivers in Guatemala more than doubled in the first six months of 2013... ReadLeer
/ Extortion

Murders of Guatemala Bus Drivers Double in 2013

Horacio Cartes says he wants to tackle corruption
The president-elect of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, has attacked the state institutions of his... ReadLeer
/ Contraband

Paraguay’s New ‘Narco-President’ Takes Aim At The Underworld