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Arrested police chief Jorge Linares Ripalda
A police chief in north Peru, lauded for dismantling a major organized crime group, has now been... ReadLeer
/ Peru

Peru Police Chief Arrested for Role in Mafia Power Play

A coca fumigation plane operating in Colombia
Colombia is set to miss its 2013 coca eradication target by a considerable margin, largely due to... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Colombia Coca Eradication Drops Amid Rebel Actions

Inmate relatives seek information after Quito prison break
Fifty-five inmates escaped from an Ecuador prison by rushing the guards at an undermanned gate,... ReadLeer
/ Ecuador

Ecuador Mass Prison Break Indicative of Overcrowding, Corruption

Underage sex workers in Medellin
In the slums of Medellin, Colombia, adolescent girls have become the spoils of war and merchandise... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Children, Sex and Gangs in Medellin

Paraguay's army is leading the fight against the EPP
Notebooks abandoned by EPP guerrillas escaping a botched army ambush reveal some of the group's... ReadLeer

Could 20 Guerrillas Be Causing Havoc for Paraguay’s Security Forces?

Ex-CISEN chief Guillermo Valdez
The former head of Mexico's secret service has branded Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo"... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

Former Mexico Intelligence Chief Brands El Chapo ‘Business Genius’

Venezuela's conflicting homicide numbers tell two stories
Venezuela's interior minister says the 2013 murder rate has fallen around 30 percent since last... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Venezuela Gov’t Claims Homicides Down 30%; Really?

Police in Colombia appear to be closing in on the country's most wanted criminal, the military... ReadLeer
/ Otoniel

Colombia’s Police Tighten Noose Around Urabeños Leader

The Internet is a tool for crime-fighters and criminals
The Igarape Institute explores the emerging use of technology in violence prevention in Latin... ReadLeer
/ Cybercrime

Study Examines New Front in War on Crime: the Internet

El Salvador gang truce mediator Raul Mijango
Depending on who you ask, the nearly two-year old truce between El Salvador's two largest gangs is... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Gang Truce: Signs of Life?

Cards issued by Monex
Mexico's Attorney General's Office has newly opened investigations into allegations that President... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Mexico President’s Campaign Funds Tied to Suspicious Ring: Reforma

Prisoners in a jail, Guayaquil, Ecuador
The prison population in Ecuador has risen dramatically in the past four years, a phenomenon tied... ReadLeer
/ Ecuador

Ecuador Jails Swell with Pretrial Detentions, Cocaine Trafficking