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Luis Alonso Valle Valle
After years of relative stability, the agreements that once governed Honduras' criminal underworld... ReadLeer
/ Cachiros

Organized Crime Turmoil in Honduras Extends to Politics

El Salvador's street gangs were reportedly involved in a criminal network that trafficked weapons... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

El Salvador Gangs Involved in Arms Trafficking Network

Members of Colombian guerrilla group the FARC
A new report ranks Colombia and Mexico as the least peaceful nations in Latin America -- however,... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

The Trouble With Measuring Peace in Latin America

A grenade strapped to a car
A high-level security official in El Salvador said a stolen car, found with a grenade booby-trap,... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Gang Targeted Police With Booby-Trapped Car: Official

Weapons seized from Colombia's FARC
Reported seizures of firearms in Colombia and Mexico far outstrip those of war-torn Iraq, according... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Colombia, Mexico Seize More Weapons Than Iraq: UNODC

Colombia has stiffened penalties for contraband smuggling
Colombia’s Congress has passed a new law that increases penalties for those involved in running... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Approves Tough Contraband Law

Ricardo Teixeira
Fourteen names appeared in the indictment that accompanied the dramatic downfall of the heads of... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

The 3 Caudillos: the FIFA Heads Who Corrupted Soccer in the Americas

A stretch of the Troncal 9 in Venezuela
Criminal groups are reportedly terrorizing a Venezuela highway that runs through so-called "peace... ReadLeer
/ Venezuela

Criminals Paralyze Venezuela Highway in ‘Peace Zones’

Salvatore Zazo, alias “Zaza"
Authorities in Italy said phone messages received by a suspected drug trafficker in Peru contain... ReadLeer
/ European Organized Crime

Italy Mobster Linked to Peru’s ‘Tony Montana’

Illegal mining in Venezuela results in biodegradation
Illegal mining in eastern Venezuela has expanded rapidly in recent years, drawing attention to a... ReadLeer
/ Illegal Mining

Illegal Mining Growing Rapidly in East Venezuela

Dollars are a hot item in Venezuela
US prosecutors say a businessman laundered up to $100 million for Colombian drug trafficking groups... ReadLeer
/ Money Laundering

How Criminal Opportunists Exploit Venezuela’s Currency Controls

Cash seized by Mexican authorities
Government statistics in Mexico demonstrate how already weak efforts to combat money laundering... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico Going from Bad to Worse in Prosecuting Money Laundering