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Marllory Chacon Rossell
The US Bureau of Prisons has confirmed that the alleged leader of a huge Central American drug... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

US Prison Holds Guatemala Drug Trafficking ‘Queen’

Hondurans protest high levels of violence in the transportation sector
Public transport workers in Honduras called off a strike after the government agreed to new... ReadLeer
/ Extortion

Honduras Ends Strike with Promise to Confront Public Transport Gang Violence

Not only have Rio de Janeiro’s violent militia groups dramatically expanded -- growing from just... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Rio de Janeiro Militias Muscle in on Brazil Elections

Iguala mayor Jose Luis Abarca Velazquez and his wife, Maria de los Angeles Pineda Villa
Authorities in Mexico have accused the former mayor of Iguala of ordering the attack against 43... ReadLeer
/ Guerreros Unidos

Mexico Blames Mayor, Wife in Missing Students Case

The military personnel accused of stealing grenades
A group of military officials charged with stealing weapons from stockpiles have received a slap on... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Military Officials Absolved in El Salvador Arms Trafficking Cases

Marcos "Marquitos" Figueroa
Police have captured the most wanted man in northeast Colombia, "Marquitos" Figueroa, a blow... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Captures ‘Marquitos,’ Contraband Capo and Political Boss

Guatemalan President Otto Perez speaking before the OAS
A report from Guatemala's National Commission for Drug Policy Reform falls short of making... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Guatemala’s Missed Opportunity on Drug Policy Reform

Paraguay's drug czar, Luis Rojas
Paraguay's anti-drug chief has expressed concern over traffickers' ties to officials -- a... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Drug Czar Denounces Corruption in Paraguay

Informal mining leader Victor Chanduvi
A leader of Peru's informal mining sector has claimed that President Ollanta Humala accepted... ReadLeer
/ Illegal Mining

‘Peru’s President Took $1Mn Donation from Informal Miners’

The warehouse in Tlatlaya where the massacre took place
Mexico's National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) has determined that the army summarily executed 15... ReadLeer
/ Human Rights

Mexican Govt Commission Confirms Army Massacre

The alleged Amigos dos Amigos members in the pool
A photo has emerged of suspected members of Rio's Amigos dos Amigos gang sporting weapons in a... ReadLeer
/ Amigos dos Amigos

Brazil’s ‘Friends’ Gang Show their Muscle in Olympic Pool: Police

Suspected El Salvador gang member arrested
Since the dissolution of the gang truce, assassinations of police and military personnel and... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Gangs and Security Forces Up the Ante in Post-Truce Battle