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"Alive they were taken, alive we want them back"
September 26 marked the one year anniversary of the abduction of 43 students near Iguala, Mexico.... ReadLeer
/ Ayotzinapa

Mexico’s Missing 43: A One Year Retrospective

The Colombian government has issued mixed signals on how a new transitional justice agreement will... ReadLeer

FARC-Colombia Peace: Mixed Signals on Drug Extraditions

Alleged "narco-mayor," Santiago Chaidez Jimenez
Reports of drug traffickers taking control of towns in northwestern Mexico is a reminder of how... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Reports of Narco-Controlled Towns Shake Mexico

Drug policy reform advocates in Uruguay
In 2013, Uruguay took the unprecedented step of legalizing the production and use of marijuana.... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Legal Marijuana in Uruguay? Much Easier Said Than Done

President Santos (left) and FARC Commander "Timochenko" (right)
Colombia's government and rebel group the FARC have reached an agreement on transitional justice... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

What FARC-Colombia Govt Accord Does Not Cover

Costa Rica investigators at a murder scene
Authorities in Costa Rica are expecting "pandemic" levels of violence this year, even as battles... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

Violence in Costa Rica Reaching ‘Pandemic’ Levels?

Rodrigo Vallejo and 'La Tuta'
The weak sentence handed out to Rodrigo Vallejo, son of the former governor of the state of... ReadLeer
/ Ayotzinapa

The Governor’s Son, the Knights Templar and the Impotence of Mexican Justice

The recent capture of alleged Barrio 18 gang members in Italy confirms the spread of the Central... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Arrests Show Arrival of Barrio 18 Gang in Italy

Santos announcing the new anti-coca policy
Colombia has announced a new coca eradication and crop substitution strategy that seeks to combat... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Colombia Announces New Softer Approach to Tackling Coca

Moises Naim's 'The End of Power'
“From boardrooms to battlefields and churches to states, why being in charge isn't what it used to... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

‘The End of Power’ for LatAm’s Underworld

Paraguayan security forces
New homicide figures from the first six months of the year show that the national murder rate in... ReadLeer
/ EPP

Paraguay Homicides Drop, But Border Remains Violent

Currency exchange house
The recent arrest of two Mexican nationals in Colombia illustrates that old money laundering... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Arrest Shows Money Laundering Practices Die Hard