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A recent visit by El Salvador delegates to Colombia points to the limits of transferring Colombia's... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Does Colombia Have Security Lessons for El Salvador?

Federal Police in Brazil
Brazil has broken up what authorities are calling the country's largest synthetic drug trafficking... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil Dismantles ‘Largest Synthetic Drug Ring’

Mexican authorities have identified seven new cartels
A recently issued list of Mexico's newest "cartels" brings attention to the evolution of Mexican... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico: Land of Cartels?

FARC guerrillas
The US government has blacklisted members of Colombia's FARC for running a drug trafficking and... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

US Treasury Targets FARC Guerrillas in Switzerland

A view from the Colombian side of the closed border with Venezuela
Speculation has emerged that Venezuela's unilateral shutdown of its border with Colombia is... ReadLeer
/ Cartel de los Soles

Is ‘Cartel of the Suns’ Behind Venezuela-Colombia Border Closure?

Jamaica is home to powerful street gangs
Jamaica has suffered a sharp uptick in murders this year, raising fears that a shift in the island... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Jamaica Sees 20% Spike in Murders

Alfredo Moreno Molina (center)
An investigation into the customs fraud network known as "La Linea" has implicated Guatemala... ReadLeer
/ CIACS

Tracing the Military Fingerprints on Guatemala’s Customs Scandal

Honduras' Congress may reclassify gangs as terrorists
Lawmakers in Honduras are considering copying a recent decision by authorities in El Salvador to... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Honduras Considers Classifying Gangs as Terrorist Organizations

On August 19, following an attack that left three military wounded and which the government... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Venezuela Govt Blames Colombia Paramilitaries for Violence, Contraband

Although the walls are closing in on Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina, due to new revelations... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Predicting the Fall of Guatemala’s President

According to one source, the violent incident that prompted Venezuela to close its border with... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

‘Venezuela Military Fighting over Drugs at Colombia Border’

A member of the MS13 gang
Score-settling between members of the same gang within prisons in Honduras is an old and recurring... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Intra-Gang Violence in Honduras: A Bloody Saga