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Alejandro Toledo (front) and his wife (center)
Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo stands accused of money laundering and conspiracy, the... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Charges Against Peru Ex-President Highlight High-Level Corruption

El Salvador prison cages seen by Vice magazine last year
An intelligence investigation has revealed the pricing structure for goods within El Salvador's... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Huge Profits on Offer in El Salvador Prison Economy

Women need to come to the forefront of the truce
The tenuous "gang truce" in El Salvador, in place since March 2012, does not fit into a classic... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Where Are the Women in the El Salvador Gang Truce?

Devida President Carmen Mesias
The Peruvian government has set a target of 30,000 hectares of coca crops to be eradicated in 2014,... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Peru Sets Record Coca Eradication Target for 2014

Guns recovered by security services in Cali
An arms inspection at a military barracks in Cali, Colombia, has found 500 weapons missing out of... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Half of Weapons Missing from Cali Armoury as Count Gets Underway

Vigilantes stand guard in Michoacan
Mexico's citizen self-defense or vigilante groups have made major shows of strength as the year has... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico Vigilante Boom Set to Continue

A student protests rising murders in Caracas
While the Venezuela government, notorious for its manipulation of statistics, claimed that the... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Discrepancy Between Venezuela Murder Rates, Among the World’s Highest

Colombia's new heroes: 'Elite Command'
A recent article in the Washington Post about the CIA's participation in the precision bombing of... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

CIA v. Colombia’s ‘Elite Command’: Battle from the Ground Up

Mara gang members
An easing of tension among the largest Mexican criminal groups has been counteracted by the growing... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Mexico Justice Department Flags Growing Mara Presence

A body being uncovered at a mass graves site
Homicide levels, and more recently, clandestine mass graves, are driving the debate about the... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Mass Graves Burying the Truth about El Salvador Gang Truce