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In anticipation of Guatemala’s upcoming elections, the following story vividly details the nature... ReadLeer
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The Cut Throat Business of Local Politics in Guatemala

Ex President Perez Molina walking into court
Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina's late-night resignation could upend deeply entrenched... ReadLeer

After Guatemala President’s Fall, Reconfiguration or Status Quo for Military Criminal Networks?

Barrio Azteca Gang Members
The latest report on Texas gangs has downgraded the threat posed by Barrio Azteca while upgrading... ReadLeer
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Barrio Azteca on the Slide, MS13 on the Rise in Texas: Report

Protestors in Guatemala City
Following the unprecedented resignation of President Otto Perez Molina, Guatemala is gearing up for... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Elections Offer Little Respite for Guatemala’s Corruption-Weary Public

Colombia has announced a new anti-drug strategy emphasizing manual eradication of coca crops, but... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Can Colombia’s New Anti-Drug Strategy Halt the Spread of Coca?

Gang members in El Salvador
El Salvador experienced the most violent month since the country's civil war in August, which... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Record Violence and Displacement Echoes El Salvador’s War Zone Past

Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina
Guatemala's Congress has voted to lift President Otto Perez Molina's political immunity, opening... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala Strips President of Immunity, Enters Unscripted Territory

Renato Sales, Mexico's new security commissioner
Mexico's new national security commissioner says that he will prioritize prison reform and... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

New Security Commissioner in Mexico Takes Aim at Prison Reform

Former FTC spokesperson Alfredo Jonas Ramirez Acosta
There are increasing signs that Paraguay's security forces are in upheaval, enabling a small... ReadLeer

Paraguay Security Forces in Disarray Amid Guerrilla Attacks

Multiple reports throughout Latin America indicate that Colombian loan sharks are allegedly... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombian Loan Sharks Expanding Internationally

For three days now, Guatemala's ex-vice president has been trying to hide in a corner, behind the... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala’s Ex-Vice President Needs a Miracle