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Argentina has arrested a fugitive thought to be a major player in trafficking cocaine to Europe,... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina Finally Catches Up With International Cocaine Trafficker

Murdered Veracruz journalist Pedro Tamayo
The third reporter murdered in the southern Mexico state of Veracruz this year was gunned down in... ReadLeer
/ Jalisco Cartel

Reporter Murdered in Veracruz, Mexico Was Under Police Protection

A crime scene crowded with conspiracy theories. c/o elPeriodico
Shortly after Otto Pérez Molina was elected president of Guatemala, Byron Lima Oliva, the... ReadLeer

The Murder of Guatemala’s Prison ‘King’ Byron Lima: A ‘Self-Coup d’etat’? (Part III)

A police operation in Callao
New homicide statistics from Peru reveal a nationwide rise in murders over the past five years, and... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Peru’s New Homicide Index Shows Spiking Violence in Drug Port

Anti-corruption protesters in El Salvador
El Salvador citizens are almost unanimously in favor of creating an international commission to... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

97% of El Salvador Wants International Anti-Corruption Body

On July 18, the day former Army Capt. Byron Lima -- Guatemala’s one-time “king” of the prison... ReadLeer

The Byron Lima Murder in Guatemala: A ‘Crime of the State’? (Part II)

Schoolchildren in El Salvador
The number of children in El Salvador abandoning school due to gang threats has risen dramatically... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Gangs Causing Tens of Thousands to Leave School

Palmira, Colombia
The violence plagued city of Palmira saw 46 percent fewer homicides in the first six months of 2016... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Police, Social Action Credited with Taming Deadly Colombia City

A hired security guard in Guatemala
The growing number of private security firms in Guatemala speaks to the state's inability to... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Is Guatemala’s Booming Private Security Industry Benefiting Org Crime?

Carlos Cota Lama, the leader of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD)
The head of a major political party in the Dominican Republic has become the latest high-profile... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

Dominican Republic Politician Warns of Criminal Influence in Politics

Rio will have a large security presence during the Olympics
A top Brazilian official regards crime a greater risk to the upcoming Olympic games in Rio de... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil Official Sees Crime as Bigger Olympic Threat Than Terrorism

Argentina will reinstate security attachés at its embassies in a number of countries, further... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina Looks to International Cooperation to Curb Drug Traffic