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Migrants face a tough road north - Photo: Majo Siscar
Faced with the risks that infamous cargo train "the Beast" represents, many migrants have opted for... ReadLeer
/ Extortion

The Buses (and Bribes) of a Migrant’s Journey Through Mexico

Welcome to InSight Crime's Game Changers for 2014, where we highlight the year's most important... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

InSight Crime Game Changers 2014 – A Year of Dashed Hopes

Former mayor Giuliani in Guatemala
Guatemala's private sector has hired former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani to come up with a security... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

The Challenges for Giuliani’s Security Strategy in Guatemala

Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani (center) with Guatemalan government officials
Fifteen years ago, a European diplomat said that Guatemala was "over-diagnosed." Everyone knew what... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Can New York Mayor Giuliani Save Guatemala?

"13" is added to gangs' names to show they are La Eme affiliates
In the second part of this two-part series on the history of southern California gangs in El... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

The US Gang El Salvador Won’t Admit Exists

The Sureños are El Salvador's little talked about "other" gangs
It is common when talking about gangs -- or maras -- in El Salvador to mention only the Mara... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador’s Other Gang from California: the Sureños

Cyber crime is a growing security threat in Colombia
A transnational criminal group nearly pulled off a historic cyber-heist of one of Colombia's... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Hacker Network Foiled in $70 Million Bank Heist

The Arica desert in north Chile
Article 22 of Chile's drug law states that a prisoner may reduce their sentence by cooperating with... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

The Trials of Drug ‘Mules’ in Chile’s Northern Desert

Luis Alonso (left) and Miguel Arnulfo (right) Valle Valle
Two leaders of the notorious Valle Valle family now find themselves in US custody, extradited from... ReadLeer
/ Cachiros

Completing Chapter, Honduras Extradites Valle Brothers to US

Army General Julian Pacheco
The Honduras government named Julian Pacheco, an active military general, as the head of its... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Honduras Security Shift Confirms De Facto Reality of Military Control

Gilmer Horna on the campaign trail
Following December 7 run-off elections, Peru has now elected at least six governors under... ReadLeer

Meet Peru’s New ‘Narco-Governors’

A murder scene in Tegucigalpa
A new study revealed that only one percent of homicide cases in Honduras' three major cities ever... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Honduras Solves 1% of Homicide Cases: Report