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Mexico oil company Pemex says it lost $1 billion to oil theft in 2014
According to Mexico's Attorney General's Office, authorities are tackling oil thieves, more than... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico Targets Oil Thieves

Venezuela's prison system appears to be in permanent crisis
The sketchy details of an alleged drug overdose by dozens of inmates in a Venezuelan prison has put... ReadLeer
/ Prisons

Questionable Govt Account of Prison Deaths in Venezuela

Congressman Bernardo Villalba
Text messages exchanged between a congressman and a convicted criminal in Paraguay may be just the... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Paraguay Congressman Sent Friendly Texts to Drug Trafficker

Victims of human trafficking
The majority of countries in the Western Hemisphere now have anti-human trafficking laws compliant... ReadLeer
/ Human Trafficking

Latin America’s Success (and Struggles) in Fighting Human Trafficking

Military official and convicted arms trafficker Jose Aristides Figueroa
A military official in El Salvador was sentenced to seven years in prison for arms trafficking, an... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

El Salvador Military Official Convicted in Arms Trafficking Case

Last week, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto responded to a growing swell of opposition to his... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Peña Nieto’s Mexico Police Reform Proposal Fails to Convince

Guatemalan bus drivers suffer from extortion
Massive underreporting of extortion in Guatemala makes it difficult to gauge the scope of the... ReadLeer
/ Extortion

The Hidden Dimensions of Extortion in Guatemala

Outgoing Uruguayan President Jose Mujica
Uruguay has seen a record level of homicides during the term of outgoing President Jose Mujica, and... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Uruguay Sees Homicide Uptick under Mujica