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PNC director Rigoberto Pleites (left)
El Salvador's police chief has denied the country's murder rate is rising and accused the media of... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Why Is El Salvador Police Chief Downplaying Homicide Spike?

"No more blood": Mexicans protest drug war violence
In the new annual report published by Human Rights Watch, the NGO argues that governments should... ReadLeer
/ Criminal Migration

‘War on Drugs’ Subverts Human Rights, Strengthens Organized Crime: HRW

Vigilantes in Michoacan
If Mexico's government thinks that "legalizing" vigilante groups in the embattled state of... ReadLeer
/ Infographics

A Legal Framework Will Not Solve Mexico’s Vigilante Issue

Brazil police patrol border with Paraguay
Brazil's efforts to combat drug trafficking and organized crime by reinforcing border security have... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil Border Patrols Not Enough to Control Crime, Drugs: Police

Members of the TIGRES police unit
Honduras' newly sworn in president has deployed military police and a new police unit into the... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Soldiers on Honduras Streets Provides Preview of Security Strategy

Vigilantes in Michoacan
Self-defense forces in Michoacan, Mexico have signed an agreement with federal and regional... ReadLeer
/ Knights Templar

Mexico Vigilante Legalization Raises Paramilitary Concerns

Nicolas Maduro speaking at the "Day of Peace and Life"
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has announced the creation of "peace zones" and his... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Talk of ‘Peace Zones,’ Possibly More Gun Control in Venezuela

Body of one of Rosario, Argentina's recent murder victims
Nearly half of the murders that occurred in the first 26 days of January in Rosario, Argentina,... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina Hired Assassins Sign of Growing Drug Violence

Some of the weapons recovered in La Mosquitia operation
A firefight between security forces and a group of heavily armed suspected drug traffickers on... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Deadly Coastal Firefight Inaugurates Honduras’ New President

Murdered Colombian neurologist Jorge Daza Barriga
A candidate for senate says the murder of a well-known neurologist in Colombia's northern coastal... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Jailed Ex-Governor Ordered Assassination of Colombia Doctor: Candidate

Authorities in Mexico have uncovered evidence of an alliance between the Knights Templar and the... ReadLeer
/ Beltran Leyva Org

Mexico Sees Budding Alliance: Beltran Leyva, Knights Templar

Youth, minors in LatAm kill, and are killed, at alarming levels
Youth and minors are responsible for a rising percentage of violent crimes in Mexico, Colombia and... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Youth in LatAm Increasingly Perpetrators, Victims of Violent Crime