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Well-armed vigilantes in Mexico's Michoacan state have helped authorities dismantle a powerful... ReadLeer

Mexico’s Security Dilemma: Michoacan’s Militias

Vigilantes in Michoacan
Volunteer community policing has been a tradition in indigenous communities across Southern Mexico... ReadLeer
/ Knights Templar

Mexico’s Security Dilemma: The Rise of Michoacan’s Militias

The desperation in Michoacan, as in many parts of Mexico, with regards to organized crime has led... ReadLeer
/ Knights Templar

Mexico’s Security Dilemma: A Myopic Approach to Michoacan’s Militias

Statue dedicated to Knights Templar leader "El Chayo"
Faced with the government's failure to rein in the criminals, communities across crime-besieged... ReadLeer
/ Knights Templar

Mexico’s Security Dilemma: The Battle for Michoacan

Guatemala's outgoing Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz
Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz has been excluded from the final shortlist of candidates vying... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Paz y Paz Exclusion from Guatemala AG List Raises Impunity Fears

A Guatemalan woman attacks a suspected murderer
A recent news report discusses the increasing prominence of lynchings, illegal detentions by mobs... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Report Highlights How Impunity Fuels Lynchings in CentAm

Peru's western city of Chiclayo
Authorities in Peru are investigating a criminal organization dedicated to land theft, a crime that... ReadLeer
/ Peru

Peru Land Theft Case Spotlights Official Corruption

After repeated failed efforts to rout the crack trade in São Paulo, the city is implementing an... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

The Changing Face of São Paulo’s ‘Crackland’

Arquimides Oseguera
Authorities in Mexico have arrested the mayor of Michoacan's principal port city for alleged... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Mexico Mayor’s Arrest Signals Ongoing Knights Templar Threat

Murder victims in south Belize City in 2012
Authorities in Belize have reported a ceasefire between gangs in the south of the country's largest... ReadLeer
/ Belize

Belize City Gang Ceasefire is Temporary Reprieve

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has announced authorities will begin referring to the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia’s President Seeks to Erase ‘Urabeños’ Monicker

El Salvador's outgoing president has blamed a spike in homicides on a faction of the 18th Street... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador President Presents More Nuanced View of Recent Gang Violence