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This map breaks down every country's stated position on legalization and decriminalization of drugs... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Country-by-Country Map of Drug Policy Positions in the Americas

Known as "the Switzerland of Latin America," Uruguay has traditionally had some of the lowest crime... ReadLeer
/ Uruguay

Uruguay Profile

Bolivian authorities inspect seized cocaine
The re-arrest of a Bolivian drug trafficker who works for an organization that allegedly helps move... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

Drug Bust Reveals Changing Dynamic in Bolivia Crime Clans

Alleged Zetas Jose Ramirez and Ismael Lopez
The US Treasury has added two alleged Zetas financial operatives to its Kingpin List as it ratchets... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

US Treasury Keeps Pressure on Reeling Zetas Leadership

Police, soldiers sent to remove roadblocks in Michoacan
In the latest convulsion of violence in the embattled Michoacan state, two Mexican national police,... ReadLeer
/ Jalisco Cartel

Coordinated Attacks on Police Leave 22 Dead: Mexico Govt

After the lower house passed the controversial marijuana bill July 31, Uruguay is poised to become... ReadLeer

Uruguay, Organized Crime and the Politics of Drugs

Notebook found in a Paraguay rebel camp
The discovery of a notebook belonging to a Paraguayan guerrilla has raised concerns about the... ReadLeer

Notebook Details Paraguay Guerrilla Operations

Legal marijuana may yet affect crime in Uruguay
Though it has long been one of the safest countries in Latin America, insecurity and organized... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Uruguay’s Marijuana Bill and Organized Crime

Uruguay is pushing to legalize marijuana
If Uruguay's proposal to regulate the production, sale and distribution of marijuana is properly... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Uruguay’s Marijuana Bill Faces Political, Economic Obstacles

La Tribuna's image of a bus hijack
Criminals in Honduras have reportedly begun kidnapping  entire buses full of passengers in... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Buses Hijacked By Robbers In Honduras

The arrest of more than a dozen people linked to Roberto "El Burro" Herrera, one of the alleged... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Arrests 13 Linked to Texis Cartel Leader

Protest sign accusing police of drug ties in Michoacan
Five people were killed and various others injured after an unidentified group shot at protesters... ReadLeer
/ Jalisco Cartel

‘Vigilante-Backed’ Protesters Killed in Southwest Mexico