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Alcides Fick, the father of kidnap victim Arlan
Alcido Fick has made an impassioned plea to the EPP for the release of his son, for whom a ransom... ReadLeer

Are Paraguay Rebels Looking for Prisoner Exchange?

Shops closed during a 2012 Urabeños strike
A report says Colombia's Urabeños criminal group has subjected 3,000 people to siege-like... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Urabeños, Social Control and Coca Corridors in Colombia

Caracas is one of the most dangerous cities in the world
An investigation into violence in neighborhoods in Venezuela's capital Caracas has highlighted how... ReadLeer
/ Venezuela

Heavily Armed Youth Gangs Terrorize Caracas: Report

Employees of the Valles protest in Honduras
Employees of the Valle Valle family have protested against the Honduran authorities' recent seizure... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Employees of Valle Crime Clan Protest Honduras Seizures

'El Americano' (center) with 'La Tuta' (right)
Video footage has emerged of a vigilante leader in Michoacan, Mexico, meeting with the head of the... ReadLeer
/ Knights Templar

Video Shows Mexico Vigilante Leader’s Cartel Ties

Gang mediator Father Antonio Rodriguez
El Salvador's attorney general has confirmed that his office is investigating the actions of both... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Investigates both Sets of Gang Truce Negotiators

Coded message used by gangs
Imprisoned gang leaders in Honduras are receiving instructions from their counterparts in El... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Gangs Teach Honduras Counterparts Secret Codes

A family flees gang-security force clashes in Rio
As Brazil works to project the image of a nation that is effectively addressing security challenges... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Internal Displacement in Brazil: An Inconvenient Truth?

A minor detained by authorities
Homicide cases involving minors in Guatemala have risen significantly in 2014, another indication... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

How Guatemala’s Increase in Youth Assassins Relates to Migration

Counterfeit drugs seized in Colombia
An investigative report by Semana magazine illustrates how contraband medication networks operate... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Report Exposes MO of Venezuela-Colombia Medicine Contraband

Cattle in Nicaragua's RAAS
Cattle-running groups have reportedly illegally transported 22,000 heads of cattle from eastern... ReadLeer
/ Contraband

Nicaragua Cattle Smuggled to Honduras

178 LGBTI murdered in Honduras since 2009
The principal victimizers of Honduras' LGBTI community are police and criminal gangs, according to... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Police, Gangs Behind Abuse of Honduras’ LGBTI Community