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Despite government efforts, fuel theft has risen in Mexico, at a time when falling oil and gas... ReadLeer
/ Gulf Cartel

Mexico Oil Theft Just Keeps Getting Worse

Peruvian congresswoman, Rosa Mavila
A high-level government official has said Peru is at risk of becoming a narco-state, a questionable... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

‘Peru Could Become a Narco-State’: Official

Criminal groups have turned to kidnapping migrants
Criminal groups in Mexico have kidnapped and extorted migrants for years, but their ability to prey... ReadLeer
/ Human Smuggling

How US Immigration Policy Makes Kidnapping Migrants More Profitable

The number of firearms seized from criminal groups over the past ten years -- an average of 40 a... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Mexico Seized Enough Illegal Weapons to Arm Navy, Police

Raul Mijango speaking with gang members
El Salvador’s gangs have released a new statement promising to reduce violence, but with their top... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Gangs Want a Peace Process

A burned-out bus in Altamira, Tamaulipas
Violence exploded in northeastern Mexico this week following the arrest of a Gulf Cartel leader,... ReadLeer
/ Gulf Cartel

Gulf Cartel Violence Reminiscent of Mexico Drug War Peak

Saint George, the warrior saint
A growing number of Rio de Janiero's faithful -- ranging from drug traffickers to police officers... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Narcos, Police Unite in Adoration of ‘Warrior Saint’ in Brazil

An MiG-29 fighter plane
Recent claims by Nicaragua that it intends to buy Russian fighter jets for counter-narcotics... ReadLeer
/ Nicaragua

Nicaragua to Fight Narcos with Warplanes? Don’t Believe It

Alleged members of the Urabeños
Authorities in Colombia have captured the leaders of a network that allegedly trafficked cocaine... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Dismantles Urabeños Drug Plane Network

Otto Perez receives the commission's recommendations
Guatemala's president has announced that he will seek to renew the mandate of a United... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Mandate Renewed, But CICIG Will Not Save Guatemala

A seized drug plane in Honduras
Honduras and Nicaragua have signed a cooperation agreement for anti-narcotics operations along... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Honduras, Nicaragua Deepen Military Cooperation Along Border

Self-defense forces in Michoacan
Twelve members of a self-defense group in Mexico's Michoacan state went missing after going out on... ReadLeer
/ Knights Templar

Were Police Involved in Disappearance of Mexico Vigilantes?