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A CJNG roadblock in Jalisco state
The Jalisco Cartel's rapid ascent, and the meteoric rise of its leader from a relative unknown to a... ReadLeer
/ El Mencho

From Police Officer to Drug Lord: The Rise of Mexico’s Most Wanted Man

El Salvador's gangs are challenging the government
As a result of the escalating conflict between gangs and the government, El Salvador is on track... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Sees Historic Violence as Gangs Challenge the Government

Mexico City's inmate population has decreased
Overcrowding in Mexico City's prisons has fallen by 69 percent over the last four months thanks to... ReadLeer
/ Judicial Reform

Mexico City Sees 69% Drop in Inmate Population

A firefighter at the site of a CJNG narco-blockade
Recent high-profile attacks in Mexico's Jalisco state demonstrate the Jalisco Cartel's capacity for... ReadLeer
/ Jalisco Cartel

Losing the Fight Against Mexico’s Jalisco Cartel

Former Police Commander Francisco Alvarenga
The commander of Paraguay’s national police has been charged in connection with a corruption... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Paraguay Police Cmdr Charged as Corruption Scandal Grows

Heavily armed security forces in Jalisco
A shootout between Mexico's federal police and alleged criminals has left at least eight dead in... ReadLeer
/ Jalisco Cartel

Shootout in Mexico’s Embattled Jalisco State Leaves 8 Dead

Peruvians fear their country could become a narco-state
In a recent survey, 70 percent of respondents said they believe Peru is in danger of becoming a... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

70% Say Peru in Danger of Becoming Narco-State: Survey

Trafficked grenades from the Salvadoran military
In March 2011, shortly before a group of El Salvador soldiers were linked to the seizure of 1,812... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

El Salvador’s Military, Arms Trafficking, and a Mexican Cartel Converge in Honduras

ETA leader Ignacio de Juana Chaos
Two leaders of Spain's Basque separatist group hiding out in Venezuela allegedly receive salaries... ReadLeer
/ Criminal Migration

ETA Terrorist Group Leaders Allegedly on Venezuela Government Payroll

National Drug Council President Fidias Aristy
The head of the Dominican Republic's anti-drug coordinating agency has criticized his country's... ReadLeer
/ Dominican Republic

Extradition Helps Narcos Legalize Assets: Dominican Republic Official

Shining Path guerrillas
Phone taps have reportedly revealed an alliance between the Shining Path guerrillas and a Colombian... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Peru’s Shining Path Allied with Colombian Drug Traffickers: Report

Mexico's security situation is looking increasingly like that of Colombia several years ago --... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Fragmenting Criminal Gangs: Mexico Follows Colombia