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Bulletproofing a car in Mexico costs from $25,000 to $55,000
Perceptions of growing insecurity have driven demand for armored vehicles in Mexico, spurring an... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Insecurity Driving Mexico Elites’ Demand for Bulletproof Vehicles

Honduras' military police
Honduras' homicide rate has reportedly fallen by 30 percent over the past four years, but there are... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

What’s Behind Honduras’ 30% Drop in Murder Rates?

A follower of the Santa Muerte cult
Mexico's Santa Muerte -- a folk saint with a grinning skull -- attracts thousands of followers in... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Inside a Mass for Mexico’s ‘Santa Muerte’

An inmate at San Miguel prison in Santiago in 2010
A recent report by Chile's judiciary has deplored the dangerous and inhumane conditions of prisons... ReadLeer
/ Chile

Report Details Prison Woes in Chile

The owner of a Veracruz newspaper is claiming that the most recent journalist to be killed in... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Newspaper Owner Decries Journalism-Crime Links in Mexico

Modelo Prison, Bogota, Colombia
Prosecutors in Colombia believe over 100 people were murdered, dismembered and disappeared in a... ReadLeer

Colombia Investigates Over 100 Disappearances from Bogotá Prison

An ongoing trial in El Salvador has included assertions that a gang leader was in regular contact... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Gang Boss had Close Contact with Govt Officials: Report

A new study examining the evolution of security in the Mexican states of Nuevo León and Chihuahua... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

What Mexico can Learn From Declining Violence in 2 Border States

Supreme Court President Ricardo Lorenzetti flanked by fellow justices
With the creation of several new databases, Argentina's judiciary appears intent on creating... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina to Create Databases for Organized Crime, Corruption Cases

Former Colombian National Police Director Rodolfo Palomino
A sex scandal involving the Colombian police is unfolding at a politically sensitive time, as the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Police Director Resigns Amid Prostitution Scandal

An alleged Honduras gang member looking at his reflection
Estimates for the number of gang members in Honduras range widely, mostly because authorities have... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

The Problem With Counting Gang Members in Honduras

Army Major Juan José Sorja
Two recent arrests of army officers highlight the prevalence of drug trafficking within Venezuela's... ReadLeer
/ Cartel de los Soles

Officials’ Arrest Indicative of Split in Venezuela’s ‘Cartel of the Suns’?