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Verdad Abierta presents a close-up of the small mountain town Colombia has selected to pilot an... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Colombia Town Anxious Ahead of Peace Plan’s Experiment in Coca Substitution

Courtroom sketch depicting the defendants Campo and Flores
At least two witnesses in a politically-charged drug case involving relatives of Venezuela's... ReadLeer
/ Cartel de los Soles

Witness Killings Deepen Mystery in Venezuela ‘Narco Nephews’ Case

Human trafficking is a crime without borders.
A transnational operation against human trafficking rescued more than 2,700 people and dismantled... ReadLeer
/ Human Smuggling

Operation Involves 25 Nations in Effort Against Human Trafficking

One of the businesses allegedly owned by MS13.
One of the largest operations ever launched against El Salvador's MS13 gang confirmed what has long... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Authorities Expose Financial Interests of MS13 Leaders

A day of confusion and prison disturbances that led to the firing of Paraguay's top judicial and... ReadLeer
/ Extradition

Was Brazil Crime Boss Behind the Havoc in Paraguay Prisons?

Guatemala's former Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz
Guatemala's former Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz has won her fair share of acclaim and... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Claudia Paz y Paz, On the Revolution She Started in Guatemala

Vehicles prepared for export
A new report sheds light on the scale of auto theft in Mexico, which often intersects with other... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

225,000 Cars Stolen in Mexico Since 2015: Report

FARC rebels
Local officials in a FARC stronghold in northern Colombia have sounded the alarm about criminal... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

FARC Rebels Pulling Out of Northern Colombia?

A police photo of the detainees and fake medicine
Authorities in Colombia disbanded what they are calling one the country's biggest contraband... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Busts Fake Medicine Ring Worth Millions

Contraband traffickers laundered dirty money using textile imports
Mexico's most powerful drug cartel laundered illicit proceeds in Colombia via contraband clothing... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Sinaloa Cartel Laundered Money in Colombia Using Textiles: Report

House where the precursors where seized. Photo c/o National Gendarmerie
Authorities in Argentina seized a massive 80-ton shipment of precursor chemicals used to make... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina Seizes 80 Tons of Precursors Along Bolivia Border

Migrants on a moving train in Mexico
Criminal groups and corrupt officials are the main beneficiaries of a US inspired shift in Mexico's... ReadLeer
/ US/Mexico Border

Criminal Groups Benefit from Mexico’s Crackdown on Migrants