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Ecuador Police Commander Diego Mejia is sworn in
Ecuador's authorities say they are shifting their security focus to curbing neighborhood level drug... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Ecuador Shifts Security Focus to Microtrafficking

Colombia's Supreme Court president suggested that the judiciary won't block efforts by lawmakers to... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Court: Drug Trafficking is ‘Political Crime’

Mario Sergio Machado Nunes (left)
Police in Brazil have captured a little known figure that has played a major role in the historical... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Police in Brazil Capture Enduring Figure of LatAm Drug Trade

An illegal mining operation
It was one of the few successful drug crop substitutions in Colombia’s history -- albeit one led... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Colombia: From Coca Cultivation to Gold Mining and Back

Former head of Mexico's federal prisons, Celina Oseguera Parra
Authorities in Mexico have arrested several high-level prison officials for their alleged role in... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Top Mexico Prison Officials Arrested in Connection to ‘El Chapo’ Escape

Drug flights between the Peru-Bolivia air bridge have a relatively brief yet intense history.... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

Tracking Down Bolivia’s Narco-Planes

A border checkpoint in Bernardo de Irigoyen
Footage shot using a hidden camera sheds light on the dynamics of the Southern Cone’s illicit arms... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Video Exposes Southern Cone Illicit Gun Trade

An Argentine court has handed down prison sentences of 12 to 21 years for five defendants in a... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Case Closed for Landmark Argentina Cocaine Investigation

Legally harvested wood in Brazil
A recent newspaper report describes how a government strategy meant to combat illegal logging in... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil Policy Not Enough to Combat Wood Trafficking: Report

Crime data in Mexico is frequently altered
A new report indicates that one of Mexico’s principal systems for collecting crime data is riddled... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico’s Unreliable Crime Data Calls Govt’s Claims Into Question

Head of the Tarzanes, Agustin Reyes Aragon
A court in Costa Rica has sentenced the head of Nicaragua drug trafficking group the Tarzanes,... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

Head of Nicaragua Drug Trafficking Ring Sentenced in Costa Rica

Jhosivani Guerrero de la Cruz
Forensic experts have identified the remains of another missing student among the 43 who... ReadLeer
/ Ayotzinapa

Identification of Missing Student’s Remains Doesn’t Help Mexico Govt