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MACCIH spokesperson Juan Jiménez Mayor with OAS chief Luis Almagro
An internationally supported anti-corruption body in Honduras has just completed its first month of... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

New Honduras Anti-Corruption Body Drops Hints About Strategy

Mexico is considering requiring police officers to wear GPS devices
Mexico's proposal to use GPS tracking to prevent torture by security officials is another example... ReadLeer
/ Human Rights

GPS Provision of Torture Law Unlikely to Limit Mexico Police Abuses

A protester in Venezuela
Venezuela kidnappers are now demanding ransom payments in US dollars rather than the local... ReadLeer
/ Venezuela

Venezuela Kidnappers Charging Ransom in US Dollars: Report

Police in Rio de Janeiro
A recent survey found favela dwellers in Rio de Janeiro are more afraid of police than illegal... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Rio Favelas Fear Police More Than Drug Traffickers: Survey

Coca crops in Catatumbo, Norte de Santander
US government figures reveal that the continuing cocaine boom in Colombia has seen the northeastern... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Coca Boom in Northeast Colombia Troubling for Peace Plans

El Salvador is targeting gangs in prisons
El Salvador has extended a state of emergency in seven prisons for one year, subjecting inmates to... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Extends Tough Prison Restrictions for One Year

Arrested Interpol agent Walter de Jesús Ardila
The arrest of an Interpol agent who allegedly colluded with the Urabeños is fresh proof that... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Arrest of Interpol Mole Exposes Urabeños’ Corruption Networks in Colombia

A murder scene in Honduras
The relationship between gangs and violence in Honduras is difficult, if not impossible, to... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Appraising Violence in Honduras: How Much is ‘Gang-Related’?

Francisco Morales Guerra, alias “Chico Dólar"
A businessman in Guatemala claims he paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to buy the... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala’s ‘Dollar Boy’ Says He Paid Politicians Hefty Bribes

Fabio Porfirio Lobo, son of former Honduras president Porfirio Lobo Sosa
The son of former Honduras president Porfirio Lobo Sosa has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Fmr Honduras President’s Son Pleads Guilty to US Drug Charges

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman
Two judges in Mexico have approved separate US extradition requests for Joaquín “El Chapo”... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

Mexico’s ‘El Chapo’ on the Border of Extradition?

Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori with Joaquín Ramírez
A recording implicating Peru's presidential front-runner Keiko Fujimori in a massive money... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Pilot Implicates Peru’s Fujimori in Money Laundering