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Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina
Guatemala's Supreme Court is reportedly reviewing a complaint of corruption that involves President... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala Moves to Strip Immunity from Embattled President

A gasoline caravan near the border
Authorities in Colombia have reportedly started using armed helicopters to stop gasoline smugglers... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Fights Fuel Smuggling with Armed Helicopters

Killed FARC leader Jairo Martinez
Authorities in Colombia claim guerrilla group FARC's presence has been reduced to only 18 percent... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

82% of Colombia Free from FARC Say MinDef. Really?

Let's get one point clear right away: a homicide rate isn't necessarily the best number to measure... ReadLeer
/ homicides

Why It’s Important to Visualize Homicide Data

An FBI raid linked to the FIFA scandal
Twelve of the 14 defendants indicted in the bribery scandal involving international soccer... ReadLeer
/ Soccer Crime

Latin America at Heart of FIFA ‘Cartel’

A shark being "finned"
Officials in Ecuador have reported a large number of shark fins seized over the past month, a... ReadLeer
/ Eco Trafficking

Industrial-scale ‘Shark Finning’ in Ecuador

A scene from Romero's beatification
El Salvador's principal street gangs have taken responsibility for the sharp drop in homicides... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Gangs Take Credit for Homicide Drop During Romero’s Beatification

Luis Jorge Garay is an expert on criminal networks
Two expert analysts explain how Guatemala's criminal networks have penetrated the state, and shed... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

How Organized Crime Infiltrated Guatemala’s Government

The plane in question
A Honduras government investigation has reportedly revealed that a mysterious private plane found... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

Did ‘El Chapo’ Give a Private Plane to a Honduras Politician?

A Chase bank in Nogales, Arizona
Major US banks have recently closed branches along the southern border with Mexico in an attempt to... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

US Banks Close Branches Along Mexico Border to Prevent Money Laundering

Blonde hair is reportedly prohibited in the markets
Rumors that the MS13 prohibited women from having blonde hair in marketplaces have sparked panic in... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Panic Ensues After MS13 Allegedly Prohibits Blonde Hair in Honduras Markets

Police at a school in Peru
A spate of killings at schools in Peru that authorities say were targeted for extortion serve as a... ReadLeer
/ Extortion

Criminal Groups Target Peru Schools, Killing Director