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Security forces deployed to Badiraguato
Recent clashes between armed groups on the home turf of captured Sinaloa Cartel kingpin Joaquin "El... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Clashes Reflect New Dynamics of Criminal Violence in Mexico

The recent bust of a drug trafficking network linked to the Urabeños criminal organization... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Dismantles Urabeños Cocaine Trafficking Network

Funeral in Chichicastenango. by Dan Alder
A formidable combination of weak state institutions, powerful economic elites and high-level... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Death But No Taxes: How Guatemala’s Elite Foster Crime, Impunity

Anti-violence protesters in Mexico
The number of homicides in May reached levels unseen during the administration of Mexico President... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Mexico Sees Most Violent Month Since Calderon Era

Packages of cocaine seized by Brazilian authorities
Much of the South American cocaine destined for global markets flows through Brazil according a UN... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil Is Top Cocaine Transshipment Country for Europe, Africa, Asia

Panamanian security forces' anti-gang operation
Police operations are cracking down on one of Panama's two main rival gangs at a time when the... ReadLeer
/ Microtrafficking

Panama Cracks Down on Main Street Gang

President Santos and FARC leader 'Timochenko' with the signed agreement
The Colombian government and rebels of the FARC laid out their plans for a definitive ceasefire and... ReadLeer

The Peace Agreement and Colombia’s Criminal Dynamics

Migrants in Costa Rica
A new report says an increasing number of Central Americans are fleeing south to escape gang... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Fleeing Gang Violence, El Salvador Migrants Head South

56 Colombians are currently in Chinese prisons on drug charges
A new report about Colombian nationals detained in China on drug charges calls attention to an... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Over 50 Colombians Detained in China for Drug Trafficking: Report

UNODC's 2016 World Drug Report
The latest United Nations drug report poses a question with major implications for Latin American... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Is the Global Cocaine Trade in Decline?

Members of a commission established to purge Honduras’ National Police reported receiving... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Honduras Police Reform Commission Reports Death Threats

Security specialist Rubén Vargas called Peru's biggest coca hub a "time bomb" while discussing the... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Peru’s Coca Hub is a ‘Time Bomb’: Drug Policy Specialist