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The lawyers for José Enrique Rais, a prominent El Salvador businessman who US authorities tied to... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Lawyers for El Salvador Businessman Deny US Allegations, Attack Journalist

An LGBTI event in El Salvador
Data collected by activists suggest security forces and gang members are the principal perpetrators... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Police, Gangs Major Perpetrators of LGBT Violence in El Salvador

US Treasury diagram of links between Los Cuinis and CJNG
Uruguayan authorities have arrested several suspects linked to Mexico crime group Los Cuinis, a... ReadLeer
/ Jalisco Cartel

Mexico Cartel Suspect Named in Panama Papers Arrested in Uruguay

Colombian soliders destroy a cocaine laboratory
Anti-drug authorities in Colombia announced they will increasingly focus on locating and destroying... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Colombia Rethinks Coca Eradication Strategy, Targets Cocaine Laboratories

El Salvador's Legislative Assembly
Legislators in El Salvador have passed anti-gang reform measures that establish new crimes,... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Reforms Classify Gangs as Terrorists, Criminalize Negotiation

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto addresses the UN General Assembly during UNGASS
The United Nations' special assembly on drug policy ended without significant changes to existing... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Hopes for Global Drug Policy Reform Dashed at UN Assembly

Colombia's Inspector General Alejandro Ordóñez Maldonado
Colombia's Inspector General has said the country's softened position on eradicating coca crops has... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Colombia’s Anti-Drug Policy Benefiting BACRIM: Inspector General

Venezuela's foreign minister has stated in front of the United Nations that her country does not... ReadLeer
/ Cartel de los Soles

Minister Denies Venezuela Has a Drug Problem at UN Assembly

Authorities in Honduras have suspended two former national police directors as well as 25... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Honduras Suspends Ex-Police Directors Implicated in Drug Czar Murder

Archives show that Congresman Baudilio Hichos was part of a police death squad
InSight Crime partner Nómada has revealed documentation linking a Guatemalan congressman who is... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala Congressman Tied to ‘White Van’ Death Squad

Peru's VRAEM region is a major coca producer
A Peruvian official said the price for coca fell by nearly half during the past year, making the... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Peru Official Attributes Drop in Coca Price to Shoot-Down Law

Members of El Salvador's Special Reaction Force
El Salvador deployed an elite unit of soldiers and police officers to combat gangs that have... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Deploys Elite Anti-Gang Squad to Rural Areas