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Weapons seized by Mexican officials
Cooperation between Mexican and U.S. authorities on arms trafficking has dropped off in recent... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

US-Mexico Cooperation Falters to Advantage of Gun Runners

Bolivian authorities have arrested Evo Morales' former mistress on corruption charges, in a... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

Bolivia Arrests President’s Former Mistress

A security forces operation in Venezuela
In this article, author Vanessa Moreno Losada explores a spate of deaths at the hands of... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

‘Killed in Clash’: New Form of Death Penalty in Venezuela

El Salvador's Comandos de Salvamento rescue squad
A Wall Street Journal report documents how youths in El Salvador are choosing to become... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Youths Choose Fighting Fires Over Gang Life: Report

Debt slips from illegal "gota a gota" lending operations in Colombia
Micro-loan mafias are flourishing in Cali, Colombia, spurring violence and driving homicides as... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Loan Shark Mafias Booming in Cali, Colombia

Homicides rose in Tijuana during January
Homicides in Mexico's Baja California nearly doubled during January 2016 when compared to the same... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Mexico’s Jalisco Cartel Making Push Into Tijuana?

An MS13 member
In response to a recent article by Douglas Farah on the MS13 published by Foreign Policy and... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

International Terror and the Gangs of Douglas Farah

Criminal suspects in Venezuela
A new report offers insights into where organized crime is most concentrated in Venezuela, but... ReadLeer
/ Urabeños

Report Sketches Venezuela’s Organized Crime Landscape

An estimated 300 Ecuadorian fishermen have been arrested on drug trafficking charges by foreign... ReadLeer
/ Ecuador

Ecuador: 300 Fishermen Arrested for Drug Trafficking in 3 Years

An MS13 gang member
In response to a recent article on the MS13 published by Foreign Policy and reprinted at InSight... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

6 Common Misconceptions About the MS13 Street Gang

A leader of Mexico's Beltrán Leyva Organization has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in... ReadLeer
/ Beltran Leyva Org

Mexico Drug Kingpin Pleads Guilty in US Court

Police outside one of the businesses seized in Operation Avalanche
In a series of raids across Honduras authorities seized over 100 assets derived from an extortion... ReadLeer
/ Extortion

Honduras Takes New Approach to Combating Extortion