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Odebrecht is one of the main companies implicated in the "Car Wash" scandal
A wide-ranging corruption investigation involving two of Brazil's largest companies has moved into... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Massive Brazil Corruption Scandal Takes on International Scope

Ioan Grillo's new book, "Gangster Warlords"
A new book by journalist Ioan Grillo on Latin American organized crime offers a fascinating tour of... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

‘Gangster Warlords’ Valuable Addition to LatAm Organized Crime Literature

Police investigations into two gun rental outlets in a Colombian border city highlight how rented... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Colombia Investigates Guns Rental Services for Assassins

Brazilian authorities have arrested a high-profile political strategist and public relations guru,... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil Arrests Ruling Party’s Political ‘Kingmaker’

Firearms confiscated in Mexico
Mexico’s arms imports grew by 331 percent over the last five years, compared to 2006-2010, raising... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Mexico Weapons Imports Increased 331% since 2011

Nicaragua's prisons are severely overcrowded
Nicaragua has reportedly released the equivalent of 80 percent of its prison population over the... ReadLeer
/ Nicaragua

Nicaragua Releases 8,000 Inmates from Overcrowded Prisons

A new study discusses the social factors that influence crime rates in Mexico City's most violent... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

What Drives Crime in Mexico City’s Most Dangerous Areas?

Panama's president recently claimed that the majority of murders in the country are linked to drug... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Panama President: ‘70% Homicides Linked to Organized Crime’

Alias "El Flaco" being interviewed by El Colombiano
Local Colombian newspaper El Colombiano has obtained privileged access to the FARC's 18th Front, a... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

FARC Front Commander Talks Peace Talks, Drugs

El Salvador's Special Operations Group
Over 480 gang members or collaborators reportedly infiltrated El Salvador's armed forces and police... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

480 Gang Members Infiltrated El Salvador Security Forces: Report

Gang members in Brazil
In this excerpt from his new book "Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and the New... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

How Gangster Warlords Came to Rule Latin America’s Slums

Panama has been removed from an international money laundering watch list, a major step towards... ReadLeer
/ Money Laundering

Panama Withdrawn from Money Laundering ‘Gray List’