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Federal forces at the scene of the attack
Armed men in southwest Mexico's Michoacan state have killed one of the country's top-ranking... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Top Navy Officer Killed in Southwest Mexico

Body of interim Mayor Wilfrido Flores Villa
The Mexican government has reported a total of 244 public servants murdered during the first six... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Over 200 Mexico Public Servants Killed in 2013

Francisco Javier Arellano Felix on his arrest in 2006
A newly leaked declaration from a former leader of the Tijuana Cartel offers insight into the... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

What We Can Learn from a Captured Tijuana Capo’s Testimony

Sandra Avila Beltran, the "Queen of the Pacific"
Infamous Mexican drug trafficker the "Queen of the Pacific" could soon find herself walking free,... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico’s ‘Queen of the Pacific’ Receives Light Sentence for Drug Crimes

Illegal mining in Colombia
Documents seized by the Colombian police suggest that the ELN are involved in the illegal mining... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

ELN Deepen Involvement in Illegal Mining

Timber seized in follow up to Operation Lead
Interpol has seized nearly $40 million in illegally trafficked timber, the majority from Venezuela,... ReadLeer
/ Eco-Trafficking

Interpol Targets Venezuela in Anti-Timber Trafficking Ops

Man shot to death in San Pedro Sula
According to the latest figures, the number of murders in Honduras during the first half of 2013... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Honduras Sees Slight Drop in 2013 Murders

Barrio 18 gang members accused of massacre
A key witness disappeared during the trial of several Barrio 18 gang members accused of carrying... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Honduras Gang Massacre Trial Suspended

Vehicles burned by Shining Path guerrillas
Shining Path guerrillas torched 20 vehicles belonging to a construction company in Peru that had... ReadLeer
/ Peru

Shining Path Burn $5 Million of Equipment in Extortion Attack

Panama authorities discovered coca in the Darien region
Coca crops and processing laboratories have been discovered in Panama for the second time... ReadLeer
/ FARC

More Coca Crops Found in Panama

Honduran prisoners killed in a prison fire in 2012
Central America's immensely overcrowded prisons with poor human rights conditions are a reminder of... ReadLeer
/ Prisons

Overcrowded CentAm Prisons Reflect Failed ‘Iron Fist’ Policies

Alias "Medio Millon," arrested in May 2012
When the US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on six Salvadoran leaders of the MS-13, only one... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

The Many Faces of MS-13 Arms Supplier ‘Medio Millon’