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MS13 members in the Ciudad Barrios prison
A recorded phone call between MS13 members imprisoned in El Salvador and leaders in the United... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Phone Tap Shows US – El Salvador MS13 Connections

Ecuadorean Vice-minister for Security Javier Cordova
A top official from Ecuador has publically acknowledged the presence of transnational criminal... ReadLeer
/ Ecuador

Ecuador Minister Acknowledges Presence of Foreign Drug Cartels

Land destroyed by illegal gold mining
Illegal gold mining in Peru is worth more than twice as much as the country's drug trade, says a... ReadLeer
/ Illegal Mining

Illegal Gold Mining in Peru Worth $3 Billion Annually: Govt

Marco Antonio Delgado faces up to 20 years in jail
A prominent Texan lawyer and philanthropist has been convicted of conspiring to launder hundreds of... ReadLeer
/ Money Laundering

Texas Lawyer Laundered ‘Millions’ For Mexican Cartel

Leonel Sandoval is suspected of ties to the Texis Cartel
Leonel Sandoval Villeda does not spend much time worrying about the Salvadoran justice system,... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Corruption, Real Estate and the Texis Cartel in El Salvador

Michoacan electrical plant after attack
A series of coordinated attacks on electrical plants and gas stations in Michoacan, Mexico has... ReadLeer
/ Knights Templar

Attacks on Electrical Plants: A Sign of Mexico ‘Narco-Insurgency’?

Counterfeit pharmaceuticals seized by police in Colombia.
The counterfeit pharmaceutical trade in Colombia could be as profitable as the illegal drugs... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Pharmaceutical Trafficking ‘Has 1,000% Profits Margins’

67-year old could lose her house to loan shark in Ecuador
Ecuador has increased the legal penalties for loan sharks in an attempt to crack down on the... ReadLeer
/ Ecuador

Ecuador Tackles Loan Sharking that Funds Human Smuggling

Brazil's army has increased its presence in the Amazon
A new report examines aggressive attempts by Brazil's government to secure the country's borders by... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil’s New Security Policies Raise Old Questions

Bolivian opposition politician Juan del Granado
An opposition politician says he has seen a long-delayed report on Bolivia's coca cultivation... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

Report Leak Undermines Bolivia’s Legal Coca Policies

An Urabeños commander in east Colombia has surrendered to the authorities, offering up 17... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Leader’s Surrender Shows Cracks in Urabeños’ Armor

Argentine authorities escort Argentine suspect
Authorities in northern Argentina have captured a major player in the country's domestic cocaine... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina Captures One of its Leading Homegrown Narcos