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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

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