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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Brazilian patrol over Amazon
Authorities in Brazil have dismantled a criminal network they claim is the principal organization... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil Busts Group Responsible for Mass Deforestation in Amazon

Officials are still counting the cocaine bricks
Officials in Peru have said the two companies whose shipments of coal were found to contain tons of... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Evidence Points to Sinaloa Cartel Behind Multi-ton Peru Cocaine Haul

The floor dug up by the criminal treasure hunters
Reports of armed men seeking a buried chest belonging to Pablo Escobar in Medellin, Colombia have... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Is Pablo Escobar Treasure Hunt Linked to Hitman’s Early Release?

William Palacio Valencia, the mayor of Turbo
Thirty-two public figures, including former and current politicians, have been arrested in... ReadLeer
/ AUC

Colombia Arrests Show Criminal-Political Ties Die Hard

One of the properties seized by authorities
Authorities in Honduras are preparing to sell off extradited drug trafficker Carlos "El Negro"... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Honduras Moves to Sell Extradited Drug Trafficker’s Properties

The road to Tlacotepec
Public transportation connecting the mountain region with the center of Mexico's Guerrero state has... ReadLeer
/ Knights Templar

Criminal Attack Isolates Towns in Security-Challenged Guerrero, Mexico

The MS13 members captured in Guatemala
Authorities in Guatemala have seized an extensive weapons cache and remotely operated explosives... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Guatemala Arms, Explosives Seizures Point to Gang Sophistication

Jose Juan Esparragoza Jimenez
The captured son of Sinaloa Cartel leader "El Azul" has testified his father is dead, but his... ReadLeer
/ El Azul

Is ‘El Azul’ Dead? Sinaloa Capo’s Son Adds to Mexico’s New Narco-Conspiracy

A gang member in Somoto, Nicaragua
Young people in Nicaragua who migrate to Honduras and El Salvador for work have been influenced by... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

How MS13 and Barrio 18 are Extending Their Reach to Nicaragua

One of the Lorenzana properties frozen in 2012
Asset seizure laws can be an excellent way to attack the economic power base of organized crime... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Guatemala Asset Seizures a Key Tool, But Implementation Tough

Alias "Popeye"
The former head of the Medellin Cartel's hitman network has been released from prison, raising... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Pablo Escobar’s Killer-in-Chief Gets Early Prison Release in Colombia

The cocaine seized in Huanchaco, Peru
Authorities in Peru have discovered at least 3.5 tons of cocaine that police say was destined to be... ReadLeer
/ European Organized Crime

3.5 Tn Peru Cocaine Seizure Tied to Mexicans, Destined for Europe