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Hector Beltran Leyva’s criminal career is an illustration that even the most violent groups need a... ReadLeer
/ Beltran Leyva Org

Hector Beltran Leyva, the BLO’s Gentleman Operator, Captured in Mexico

Guatemala's Congress elected new appellate court judges
Guatemala's Congress has elected over 200 officials to the country's appellate courts, in a... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Guatemala Judge Selection Process Rife With Corruption

Peru's interior minister listed 124 narco-candidates
The evidence suggests that Peru's upcoming local elections will be strongly influenced by drug... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Can Peru Rid its Election of Narco-Influence?

Jamaican Justice Minister Mark Golding
Jamaica has taken further steps toward legalizing medical marijuana and decriminalizing possession... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Jamaica Moves Closer to Marijuana Decriminalization

Mexico's number of crime victims is rising
A self-reported survey of crime victims in Mexico in 2013 shows a similar upward trend to... ReadLeer
/ Extortion

Mexico Victims’ Survey Highlights Under-reporting of Crime

Edelio Morinigo, thought to be an EPP hostage
Paraguay's EPP guerrillas have threatened to kill a kidnapped police officer if the government... ReadLeer

Paraguay Guerrillas ‘Demand Prisoner Swap, Threaten to Kill Hostage’

An Orellana property seized in Honduras
More than four months after capturing top drug trafficker Jairo Orellana Morales, Guatemala still... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Guatemala Drug Thief Holds on to His (Stolen) Assets

El Salvador has announced a new initiative meant to combat rising crime and violence, with a more... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Announces Inclusive Security Initiative