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Venezuela’s year-old "Zonas de Paz” (Peace Zones) initiative shows no sign of coming to an end,... ReadLeer
/ Megabandas

Despite Rampant Crime, Venezuela’s ‘Peace Zones’ Remain

A former Venezuelan presidential security chief has accused the nation's National Assembly... ReadLeer
/ Cartel de los Soles

Top Venezuela Govt Official Accused of Drug Trafficking

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, has won two court injunctions... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

‘El Chapo’ Gains Ground in Fight Against Extradition

Honduras' military police force
Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez is calling for a popular referendum on whether to... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Honduras President Sidesteps Congress on Military Police

Armored vehicles sent to Tamaulipas
A report from a prominent think tank tackles the new security strategy in Tamaulipas, one of... ReadLeer
/ Gulf Cartel

New Report Examines Tamaulipas Security Strategy

Raul Mijango
El Salvador's gangs have reportedly committed to a new truce, which, if true, is apparently... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

‘New Gang Truce’ Announced in El Salvador

Omar Cruz, the mayor of Medellin de Bravo
A former police officer in Mexico’s Veracruz state has confessed to killing a journalist at the... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mayor Ordered Police to Kill Journalist in Mexico: Official

West Kingston, one of Jamaica's violence hotspots
Jamaica is to prosecute a gang leader under its new anti-gang law in the biggest test yet for the... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

Gang Leader Case to Test Jamaica’s Controversial Anti-Gang Legislation

Drugs seized in Puerto Rico
The White House's new strategy to confront drug trafficking in US Caribbean territory, the first... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

US Releases New Plan for Caribbean Drug Trafficking

Mexicans protest to demand justice
Nearly four months after 43 students disappeared on their way to a protest in Mexico's Guerrero... ReadLeer
/ Ayotzinapa

New Testimony Suggests Iguala Massacre Motivated by Gang Rivalry

Factory where 500 fake police uniforms were seized
Authorities in El Salvador seized 500 fake police uniforms that may have been intended for use as... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

500 Counterfeit Police Uniforms Seized in El Salvador

Over 80% of Colombia's gold and silver is illegal
Colombia has launched a new scheme to undermine illegal mining by controlling the purchase and sale... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Can Colombia’s Mineral Registry Stop Illegal Gold Laundering?