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Pope Francis' recent comparison of Argentina's drug violence to Mexico's made some unhappy in... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Is Pope Francis Right About the ‘Mexicanization’ of Argentina?

Police in Spain seized 346kg of cocaine
Documents from the US District Court in New Hampshire -- one of multiple US courts that have... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

Report Highlights Sinaloa Cartel’s Desire for European Market

Drugs seized off Ecuador's Galapagos Islands
In just the first two months of the year, Ecuador drug seizures have increased fivefold compared to... ReadLeer
/ Ecuador

Ecuador Drug Seizures Skyrocket

Honduras' notoriously violent city San Pedro Sula is on the verge of setting up a massive video... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

World’s Most Dangerous City Installing Security Cameras

A top Guatemalan money launderer has pled guilty in a US court to drug trafficking charges and has... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala Narco ‘Queen’ Pleads Guilty in US Court

Documented threats to Colombia's human rights activists skyrocketed in 2014, pointing to efforts by... ReadLeer
/ Águilas Negras

Colombia Land Reform Activists Face Rising Threats

Nearly half of all prisoners in Brazil are in pretrial detention
More than 40 percent of inmates residing in Brazilian prisons are in pretrial detention, but their... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Behind Brazil’s Arrest First, Ask Later Policy

One year after the arrest of legendary drug trafficker Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, an increase of... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

‘Mexico Violence Dropped Since El Chapo Arrest’

The ELN is heavily involved in kidnapping
Authorities in Colombia busted a kidnapping network that reportedly sold victims to rebel army the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia’s ELN Guerrillas Bought Kidnap Victims

Colombia peace talks envoy Bernard Aronson (left) and US State Secretary John Kerry
US participation in Colombia's peace talks raises questions about how Colombia will grapple with... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

What US Participation in Peace Talks Means for Colombia

Members of the Mexican military
Authorities in Mexico say complaints of human rights abuses perpetrated by the army decreased... ReadLeer
/ Human Rights

Reports of Army Human Rights Abuses Plummet in Mexico

An example of a crime heat map created by PredPol software
Can Latin America see greater success in reducing urban crime and violence by emphasizing data... ReadLeer
/ Chile

Using Data to Predict and Prevent Crime in LatAm