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The warehouse in Tlatlaya where the massacre occured
A Mexican military court acquitted all but one of seven soldiers in a prominent human rights case... ReadLeer
/ Human Rights

Mexico Military Court Acquits Soldiers Accused of Massacre

Laura Caballero Rodríguez
Business leaders in Acapulco are calling for a peace pact among citizens, the government and... ReadLeer
/ Extortion

Acapulco Businesses Call for Peace Pact w/ Organized Crime

Honduras' National Congress approved an international commission charged with tackling corruption... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Honduras Congress Approves Anti-Impunity Commission

Government negotiator Frank Pearl (left) and the ELN’s Antonio Garcia (right) shake hands in Caracas
Colombia's government and ELN guerrillas have announced the start of formal peace negotiations, but... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

FARC Peace Talks Provide Model, Few Shortcuts for ELN Negotiations

Mid-level gang leaders transferred to Quezaltepeque prison
El Salvador's government is pushing ahead with measures to get tough on gangs despite a drop in... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Standoff Between Gangs, Government Deepens in El Salvador

Porfirio Lobo with 'Chepe' Luna
Former Honduras President Porfirio Lobo denied rumors that he had turned himself in to United... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Ex-Honduras President Lobo Confronts Rumors about Him, Family

In this article -- the product of collaboration between IDL-Reporteros, Caretas, and La Prensa in... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

How Brazil’s Odebrecht Laundered Bribe Money

Venezuelan border state Zulia
A recent report on drug trafficking in Venezuelan border state Zulia draws attention to a key... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Venezuela-Colombia Border Could See Rise in Drug Trafficking

An alleged member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang
In an interview with investigative news website El Faro, an unidentified gang leader asserts that... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Govt Helped Strengthen Gangs: Gang Leader

Former Guatemalan President Otto Pérez
Arrested former Guatemala President Otto Pérez Molina has professed his innocence in the... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala Ex-President Blames Legal Woes on US

Mexican groups are starting to produce high-quality white powder heroin
Criminal organizations based in Mexico are challenging the traditional dominance of Colombian... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Mexico, Colombia Groups Compete for US Heroin Market

MS13 and Barrio 18 spokesmen called for an end to homicides
Purported gang leaders in El Salvador have instructed rank and file members to stop committing... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Gang Leaders Order End to Killing