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Joaquin 'Chapo' Guzman following his capture
The dramatic capture of Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman is the end of an era for Mexico’s underworld. The... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

‘Chapo’ Guzman Capture Provides Glimpse of Mexico’s Past, Future

A younger "Chapo" Guzman, before his escape from jail in 2001
The world's most wanted criminal and prolific drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, has been... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

World’s Most Wanted, “Chapo” Guzman, Caught in Mexico

 Jose Natividad Luna Pereira, alias “Chepe Luna"
The United States -- which through its antinarcotics, judicial and police attaches was very... ReadLeer
/ Chepe Luna

‘Chepe Luna,’ the Police and the Art of Escape

Dominican anti-drugs chief Julio Souffront
Anti-drugs police in the Dominican Republic have revealed how a micro-trafficking network paid... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

Dominican Republic Police Corruption Sign of Booming Drug Market

Arturo Bermudez Zurita
During the past three years the state of Veracruz in Mexico has removed 3,500 police officers from... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Veracruz Dismisses 1,000s of Police in Attempt to Break Zetas Ties

Cocaine was hidden in a Dakar Rally support truck
Police in France have seized over a ton of cocaine smuggled from Chile in a Dakar rally vehicle by... ReadLeer
/ Chile

Bulgarians Use Dakar Rally Truck to Smuggle Cocaine from Chile

Protesters in San Cristobal, Venezuela
Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has blamed civil unrest in the border region on Colombian... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Are Colombia Paramilitaries to Blame for Venezuela Civil Unrest?

Ricardo Mauricio Menesses Orellana liked horses, and the Pasaquina rodeo was a great... ReadLeer
/ Chepe Luna

The Infiltrators: Corruption in El Salvador’s Police

Inmates use cell phones to commit extortion
A recording made by a journalist in Colombia of a phone call with prison based extortionists... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Phone Recording Reveals Tactics of Colombia Prison Extortionists

A member of Los Monos on his way to court
The prosecution of 35 members of the Rosario-based Los Monos drug gang has provided an inside look... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina Case Highlights Growing Sophistication of Domestic Gangs

The Bosawas Biosphere Reserve
Authorities in Nicaragua seized over 1,400 cubic meters of timber harvested illegally from a... ReadLeer
/ Environmental Crime

Nicaragua Timber Trafficking Devastates CentAm’s Largest Forest Reserve

Cocaine from the "Daybreak" seizure
Authorities in Ecuador say two large cocaine seizures off the country's coast belonged to Mexico's... ReadLeer
/ Ecuador

Did Ecuador Cocaine Seizure Belong to Mexico’s Familia Michoacana?