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Street gangs in Cuba tax male prostitutes
A report on street gangs in Cuba paints a picture of their limited but active presence in capital... ReadLeer
/ Cuba

Cuban Gang Profits From Sex Trade: Report

The slain leader of the 5th of March collective, middle
Venezuela's interior minister has been replaced, leading some to question whether it may have been... ReadLeer
/ Colectivos

Venezuela Interior Minister Replaced Amid Pressure From Militant Collective

Police record another clandestine grave in Guerrero
With more than 150 bodies reportedly found in clandestine graves and 240 people missing thus far... ReadLeer
/ Ayotzinapa

Mass Graves, Disappearances Signal Trouble for Guerrero, Mexico

President Kirchner with Lazaro Baez
A global financial crime watchdog has removed Argentina from a "gray list" of countries that aren't... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina Removed From Money Laundering ‘Gray List’

Map of "hot" and "cold" spots for Brazil homicides
A spatial analysis of homicides across Brazil shows intense clusters of violence around the... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Mapping Brazil’s Homicides at the Micro Level

Peru's Shining Path guerrilla group
A tactical manual attributed to Peru's Shining Path guerrilla group sets out tighter security... ReadLeer
/ Peru

A Glimpse into the Tactics of Peru’s Shining Path Guerrillas

Benedicto Jimenez was captured on October 25
A former police colonel and hero of Peru's internal conflict has been arrested for his alleged... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Police Hero-Turned-Fugitive Captured in Peru

Maria Cristina Villalba and Vilmar Acosta (right)
A congresswoman is accused of running a network in Paraguay's eastern border region that protects... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Paraguay Congress Member Allegedly Protects Drug Traffickers

President Juan Manuel Santos in Buenaventura
Colombia's president claims that a 90-day urban security surge has reduced crime by 25 percent in... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia’s President Claims Security Surge Cut Crime 25%

A nightclub in a Venezuelan prison
Corrupt officials and a climate of lawlessness have turned several Latin American prisons into the... ReadLeer
/ NarcoCulture

Latin America’s Top 5 Prison Parties

Marlene Banegas, a prosecutor allegedly killed by Barrio 18
Honduras has reformed its penal code to allow life sentences for individuals convicted of murdering... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Honduras Approves Life Sentences for Murder of Officials

Presidential candidate Luis Lacalle Pou
The two leading presidential candidates in Uruguay have expressed doubts about the country's... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

As Uruguay Elections Near, Is Marijuana Law Under Threat?