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Kuczynski (left) questioned Fujimori's (right) drug links during the debate
The topic of drug trafficking has taken center stage as Peru's presidential runoff election nears,... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Drug Trafficking Dominates Debate Ahead of Peru Election

A crime scene in Baja California
Mexico's Jalisco Cartel is attempting to wrest control of Baja California Sur from the Sinaloa... ReadLeer
/ Jalisco Cartel

Jalisco Cartel Making Violent Push into Baja California Sur: Report

Venezuelan criminals are increasingly using grenades
Venezuela has seen the highest number of deaths and injuries from grenades in Latin America over... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Venezuela Criminal Arsenals Widen to Include Grenades

A massive security operation in Bogotá's nefarious Bronx neighborhood reveals how powerful... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

New Operation Against Bogotá Drug Hub Raises Old Issues

Alan Pulido has played for the Mexican national team
The brief kidnapping of a soccer star in northeastern Mexico has brought public attention and state... ReadLeer
/ Kidnapping

Abduction of Mexico Soccer Star Spotlights Kidnapping in Tamaulipas

MS13 graffiti in El Salvador
Citizens in El Salvador are doubtful that the government's tough anti-gang measures will have any... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Pessimism Pervades El Salvador as Security Crisis Continues

Satellite photos showing environmental damage caused by illegal mining in Peru
The Peruvian government has announced a 60-day state of emergency in the southwestern state of... ReadLeer
/ Gold

Illegal Mining Linked to Environmental, Health Emergency in Peru

Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli
Panama's highest court has asked the foreign relations ministry to approve an extradition request... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Panama Supreme Court Seeks Extradition of Ex-President Martinelli

A poppy plantation in Mexico
In testimony before Senate Foreign Relations Western Hemisphere subcommittee, InSight Crime... ReadLeer
/ Heroin

Testimony on Drug Trade Highlights System’s Complexity

Striking prison guards in Ceará hold a sign proclaiming their demands
A recent prison guard strike in northeastern Brazil sparked rioting by inmates, which in turn led... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil Jail Break Following Riots Spotlights Prison System in Crisis

Mexican heroin is making inroads into the East Coast
Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel has taken control of the US heroin market by elbowing out traffickers of... ReadLeer
/ Criminal Migration

Sinaloa Cartel’s Takeover of US Heroin Market Questionable

Mexican and EU officials attend the Second Mexico-European Union Public Security and Law Enforcement Dialogue
Mexico's Interior Secretary Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong recently said that long-term security gains... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico Official Signals Shift Away from Militarized Security Strategy