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Emerald czar Horacio Triana
Witness testimony implicates a recently captured emerald baron in the planning of a daring bomb... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Emerald Czar Accused of Planning Bomb Attack in Bogota

As a major scandal involving the diversion of millions of dollars from public works contracts rocks... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Details Emerge on ‘Dinero K’ Corruption Scheme in Argentina

"Opium gum," the raw ingredient in heroin, is extracted from the poppy plant
A recent report on poppy in Mexico's Guerrero state highlights both the economic benefits and... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Report Documents Guerrero’s Role as Mexico’s Poppy Capital

The FARC are estimated to be worth $10.5 billion
New estimates that the FARC guerrilla organization is worth billions of dollars draw attention to a... ReadLeer
/ FARC

What the FARC’s Elusive Finances Mean for Peace

Coca eradicators
With coca cultivation on the increase, the Colombia government may yet resume using a controversial... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Colombia Considers Resuming Glyphosate Use on Coca Crops

Purported Honduran police file
New details about an alleged hit squad run out of Honduras' National Police headquarters carrying... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Denials Follow Revelations in Honduras Drug Czar’s Assassination

Containers at Guatemala's Quetzal Port
Guatemala's former president and vice president -- already detained for involvement in another... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala Ex-President Received Millions in Bribes from Spanish Company

The home of Southlake attorney Juan Jesús Guerrero Chapa, killed by a masked gunman in suburban Dallas in 2013
A former cartel lawyer who led the Los Zetas Cartel before fleeing Mexico was an exception to the... ReadLeer
/ Gulf Cartel

Top ‘Capo’ of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel Sought Haven in Texas

Protestors carry photos of the Iguala disappeared
Witness testimony given to Mexico's human rights agency has implicated federal police in the 2014... ReadLeer
/ Guerreros Unidos

New Testimony Implicates Mexico Federal Police in Iguala Case

Hundreds of security forces have been deployed in Venezuela as part of an ongoing security... ReadLeer
/ Security Policy

Death Toll Rises As Venezuela Security Operation Rages On

Alleged heroin traffickers the Laredo brothers
The US government has sanctioned the alleged leaders of a Mexico-based heroin trafficking ring in... ReadLeer
/ Heroin

US Sanctions for Mexico Heroin Traffickers Marks Shifting Priorities

Posters protesting the Obamas' March 2016 visit to Argentina
One of the dangers of the new Argentine government's anti-drugs measures is that they enable... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Has Argentina entered the ‘War on Drugs’?