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Murder statistics in Mexico continue to show an increasing trend
Recent homicide statistics out of Mexico continue to show an increasing trend, with murders linked... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Mexico’s Deteriorating Homicide Trends Show No Sign of Abating

Photo c/o the Colombian police
Colombia's seizure of a huge cocaine production complex is a clear sign that the drug trade is as... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Huge Cocaine Lab Bust Reveals Colombia’s Challenges for Peace

Fentanyl powder seized by law enforcement
A new report from the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) marks the agency’s most recent... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Mexico, China Are Key Nodes in Fentanyl Trade: DEA

Honduran authorities with seized firearms
Firearms are reportedly used in more than 80 percent of all homicides in Honduras, almost double... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

80% of Homicides in Honduras Result of Gun Violence: Report

A more balanced security approach may help El Salvador reduce violence
El Salvador is the most violent peacetime nation in the world, seemingly stuck in a perpetual cycle... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

How to Solve El Salvador’s Security Crisis? A Modest Proposal

Mexico's most wanted
Authorities in Mexico continue to focus on hunting down the heads of the country's most prominent... ReadLeer
/ Beltran Leyva Org

Mexico Pursues Top Drug Lords Amid Fragmented Criminal Landscape

Daniel "El Loco" Barrera
A New York court sentenced Daniel "El Loco" Barrera to 35 years in prison, closing the book... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia’s ‘El Loco’ Barrera Gets 35 years in US Prison

Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law, Aparecida Schunck
The mother-in-law of one of the most powerful figures in the international automobile racing scene... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Auto Racing Magnate’s Mother-in-Law Kidnapped in Brazil: Reports

A drug haul by Guatemala's PNC on July 23
Panama and Guatemala have seen a sizeable increase in drug seizures through the first half of 2016,... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

2016 Seizures Suggest CentAm Still Top Drug Corridor to US

Photo c/o Paraguay's SENAD
Paraguay and Brazil authorities say they destroyed nearly 67 metric tons of marijuana in a joint... ReadLeer
/ Paraguay

Paraguay, Brazil Joint Operation Nets 67 Metric Tons of Marijuana

DEA agents and Haitian police detained Campo and Flores in November
Court documents allege two nephews of Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro's wife who face drug... ReadLeer
/ Cartel de los Soles

Prosecutors Say Venezuela’s ‘Narco Nephews’ Liaised with FARC

Rafael Caro Quintero in recent interview. by Miguel Dimayuga/Proceso
The founder of Mexico's notorious and now defunct Guadalajara Cartel, Rafael Caro Quintero, has... ReadLeer
/ Beltran Leyva Org

Is the Godfather of Mexico’s Drug Trade Back in Business?