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Ospino was captured in Venezuela
Police in Colombia have captured the so-called "fuel czar," the leader of a contraband smuggling... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Captures Top Gasoline Smuggler

Pablo Escobar's private prison in Colombia
From seducing guards in Brazil to escaping from impenetrable fortresses in Mexico dressed in drag,... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

Latin America’s Top 5 Prison Breaks

Venezuela is experiencing widespread shortages in several basic products
Venezuela has initiated an offensive against the country's business sector in the face of... ReadLeer
/ Security Policy

Is Venezuela’s ‘Economic War’ Giving Organized Crime a Free Pass?

A top police official in El Salvador has advocated an aggressive stance against street gangs, but... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

‘We’re At War’ With Gangs: El Salvador Police Official

The Dominican Republic Attorney General's Office said there are no plans to investigate allegations... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

Dominican Republic Drags Feet on Investigating Narco’s Claims

In response to blocked cell phone service, inmates in several Guatemalan prisons have begun using... ReadLeer
/ Extortion

With Cell Phones Blocked, Guatemala Inmates Write Notes

Some tattoos can carry a hidden meaning in Brazil
A captain in Brazil's military police force says he has decoded the meaning behind some common... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

What Brazil Prison Gang Tattoos Mean

Mexico’s conspicuous effort to incorporate foreign forensic teams into its investigation of the... ReadLeer
/ Ayotzinapa

Forensics Reveal Mexico’s Credibility Gap in Missing Students Case

Mexico’s state oil company Pemex has announced it will cease transporting fully refined gasoline... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Will Pemex’s Plan to Fight Mexico Oil Thieves Work?

Domingo Saravia and his wife Carmelina
A couple convicted of money laundering are set to be the first members of Salvadoran drug... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador to Seize Assets of Perrones Criminal Network

Arms seized in Mexico City airport in 2012
Seizures of munitions trafficked through Mexico City airport grew nearly 600 percent in two years,... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Arms Trafficking Through Mexico City Airport on the Rise

Families demand answers in disappearance cases
Mexico has refuted the findings of a United Nations committee on the country's enforced... ReadLeer
/ Human Rights

Why Is Mexico Rejecting UN Findings on Disappearances?