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Illegal mining is devastating parts of Colombia
Colombia is beginning to face up to the threat of illegal mining with a series of security... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Takes the Fight to Criminal Mining, but Legal Failings Persist

The police station attacked in Paiwas
A deadly assault on a police station in Nicaragua has been unofficially attributed to cattle... ReadLeer
/ Nicaragua

Who Was Behind Deadly Attack on Nicaragua Police Station?

Authorities in Chile have seized over two tons of drugs intended for domestic consumption in what... ReadLeer
/ Chile

Chile Makes Second Largest Drug Bust of Last Decade

 Judge Maria Servini de Cubria
The president's office in Argentina has become ensnared in a drug production precursor chemical... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina President’s Office Embroiled in Precursor Chemical Trafficking Scandal

One of the Colombian artifacts held in Spain
Spain has returned 691 indigenous artifacts to Colombia that were smuggled out of the country by a... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Artifact Smuggling Case Shows Links Between Drugs and Culture

Inmates and hostage on roof of Cascavel prison
A deadly riot in southern Brazil illustrates how inhumane prison conditions and powerful... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Negotiating with Brazil’s Prison Gangs: Short-Term Fix, Long-Term Problem

Gang leaders discussing the first truce
Gangs in El Salvador have announced a new phase of their 2012 truce, committing to end attacks... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Rival El Salvador Gangs Announce ‘Phase 2’ of Truce

Cocaine seized from the Air France flight from Venezuela
Officials in Venezuela have claimed that last year's record cocaine seizure from an Air France... ReadLeer
/ Sinaloa Cartel

Venezuela Blames Sinaloa Cartel for Air France Cocaine Shipment

Dino Bouterse, son of the president of Suriname
The son of Suriname's president, who served as head of the country's counterterrorism unit, has... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Son of Suriname’s President Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking, Terrorism

Juarez Cartel chief Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, alias "El Viceroy."
The leaders of some of Mexico's principal drug cartels recently staged a narco-summit to... ReadLeer
/ Beltran Leyva Org

Reported Narco-Summit Could Herald Upheaval for Mexico Underworld

Sempra is facing accusations of bribing Mexican officials
US authorities are investigating allegations that California energy company Sempra had links to... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

California Firm Investigated for Links to Mexico Organized Crime: Reports

Migrants rescued in Tamaulipas in 2013
Mexican authorities say they have rescued 700 kidnapped migrants in Mexico's Tamaulipas state since... ReadLeer
/ Human Smuggling

700 Kidnapped Migrants Rescued in 3 Months in Tamaulipas, Mexico