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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Former Mexico's Most Wanted criminals
Mexico’s Most Wanted List shrank recently, but not because of a successful sting operation or a... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico Govt Refuses to Reveal Most Wanted List

The FARC are deeply involved in the drug trade
A guerrilla commander that operates along Colombia’s southern border and is suspected of... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Guerrilla Leader Exemplifies Possible Criminalization of Colombia’s FARC

A Cuban police officer on duty
A social scientist has warned that Cuba's growing gang problem could soon make the island nation's... ReadLeer
/ Cuba

Is Cuba the Next El Salvador? Not Likely

Los Cuinis leader Abigael Gonzalez Valencia
For the second time this year, the US Treasury Department has targeted Mexican drug trafficking... ReadLeer
/ Jalisco Cartel

US Treasury Intensifies Pressure on Little-Known Mexico Cartel

Damien Wolff says El Salvador must reform its police
El Salvador is at a crossroads. Security forces and sophisticated street gangs are locked into what... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Need for Police Reform in El Salvador at All-Time High

Authorities believe 3-5 drug bags left Jorge Chavez weekly in 2014
Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel has been linked to a scheme that used unwitting airline passengers to... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Sinaloa Cartel Linked to Peru’s “Narco Flights” Scandal

Press surrounds members of the Sarmiento family detained in Nicaragua in July 2015
Authorities in Guatemala have captured two suspects linked to an alleged criminal network run by a... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Arrests Add to Murky Picture of Crime-Politics Links in Honduras

Bolivia President Evo Morales wearing a coca wreath
With new data showing Bolivia coca cultivation has reached its lowest point in over a decade,... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

Listen: Podcast on Bolivia’s Coca Success

Soldiers on patrol
There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that the militarization of domestic security is bad... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

The Siren Call of Militarization in Latin America

42 people were murdered on August 17
Following the two most violent days of the year, authorities in El Salvador are revisiting the idea... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Revisits Idea of Security Tax as Violence Peaks

A commemorative event for slain Nicaraguan police
Five police officers were killed in a notorious drug trafficking hub in Nicaragua, an unusual... ReadLeer
/ Francisco Zeledon

Nicaragua Govt Says Police were Ambushed, Killed

Members of the GIEI
A commission conducting an investigation into the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico has... ReadLeer
/ Ayotzinapa

Mexico Govt Accused of Hiding Evidence in Iguala Case