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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Drug cartels often drive displacement in Mexico
Violence from organized crime groups is forcibly displacing hundreds of thousands of people in... ReadLeer
/ Displacement

The New Wave: Organized Crime and Displacement in Mexico and Central America

The Zetas have many different criminal nodes
A new report analyzing the operational structure of several Mexican gangs, including how different... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Identifying, Battling Key Agents in Mexico Gang Structures

The Panamanian company allegedly trafficked cocaine in fish fillets
An international drug trafficking case involving an export company in Panama and the 'Ndrangheta... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Italy-Panama Cocaine Network Reveals Mafia’s Use of Elite Connections

Results of a Zetas-provoked gun battle in Zacapa (2008)
A new report by the International Crisis Group (ICG) details how inadequate measures to combat drug... ReadLeer
/ Contraband

What is Behind Violence on the Guatemala-Honduras Border?

Haitian immigrants often travel through Peru to Brazil
Authorities in Peru have identified seven human trafficking groups responsible for smuggling... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

New Peru Human Smuggling Groups Points to New Migration Patterns

Cali Cartel Leader Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela
Authorities in the United States have marked the destruction of the Cali Cartel's business... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

US Declares End of Cali Cartel’s Business Empire, but Criminal Legacy Continues

Soldiers eradicating coca in the Chapare region
Bolivia is one of the world's top three producers of coca leaf, but in recent years, the number of... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

How Coca Became Bolivia’s Top Crop

A murder scene in Guatemala
A recent report ranking levels of peace around the world rates most Latin American countries as... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Global Peace Index Provides Questionable View of LatAm Security

A woman protesting sexual violence in Colombia
Colombia's president has approved a law that makes acts of sexual violence committed during the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

What Will New Sexual Violence Law Mean for Victims in Colombia’s Conflict?

Michoacan Governor Fausto Vallejo
The governor of Mexico's southwestern state of Michoacan has resigned, marking the end to a term... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Mexico Governor Resigns Amid Accusations of Family Ties to Knights Templar

'Ndrangheta boss Pasquale Condello
Powerful Mexican drug cartels, namely the Zetas and the Gulf Cartel, have entered into a business... ReadLeer
/ European Organized Crime

The Business Relationship Between Italy’s Mafia and Mexico’s Drug Cartels

Hackers used computer programs to access bank accounts
Authorities in Colombia have dismantled a network of hackers accused of stealing over $5 million... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Hacker Group Arrest in Colombia Points to Evolution of Cyber Crime