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Texis Cartel tied businessman Leonel Sandoval
A Salvadoran businessmen with links to the Texis Cartel has once again escaped punishment after his... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Businessman’s Release Points to Texis Cartel Impunity

Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes
Paraguay's new head of state declared a frontal assault on the northern EPP guerrillas in August,... ReadLeer

100 Days In, Paraguay President’s War on EPP Sees Little Progress

Tijuana, Mexico a place with high levels of violence
A new UN report finds that organized crime bears a complex relationship to rising insecurity and... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

The Complex Relationship of Organized Crime and Violence in LatAm

Venezuela's National Bolivarian Police
In our previous posts in this series we aimed to understand the difficulties confronted by police... ReadLeer
/ Infographics

Venezuela Police Reform on a Political Tightrope

Venezuela police with suspected kidnappers
The death of a 38-year-old man in a confrontation between criminals and police takes the number of... ReadLeer
/ Kidnapping

Murder Shines a Light on Venezuela Kidnapping

Peruvian authorities seized more than two tons of cocaine
Authorities in Ecuador have seized two tons of cocaine near the border with Peru, suggesting the... ReadLeer
/ Ecuador

Two Ton Seizure Shows Peru Cocaine Moving Through Ecuador

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (L)
A government minister from Honduras has stated that Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin "El... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

Is Sinaloa Cartel Boss, ‘Chapo’ Guzman, in Honduras?

El Salvador Security and Justice Minister Ricardo Perdomo
The El Salvador Security and Justice Minister has said the country's gangs are once again at war as... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Gangs ‘At War’ as Truce Hits the Rocks

Brazil police remove a body after a shootout
An average of five people were killed by police every day in Brazil last year, according to an... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Why Do Brazilian Police Kill?

General Property Registry head Anabella de Leon
Gangs using violence and fraud are driving an exponential increase in the theft of properties in... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Property Theft on the Rise in Guatemala

Drugs seized by Quito police
Police in Ecuador have highlighted the role of local drug trafficking clans -- often based on... ReadLeer
/ Ecuador

Are Crime Families Fueling Rise in Ecuador Domestic Drug Trade?

Pedro Nel Rincon, alias "Pedro Orejas"
A week after surviving a grenade attack, Colombia's "New Emerald Czar" has been arrested for links... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia’s ‘New Emerald Czar’ Arrested Amid Fears of ‘Green War’