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Former Attorney General Luis Martínez. c/o Salvador Melendez/Revista Factum
El Salvador Attorney General Douglas Meléndez has ordered the arrest of several prominent suspects... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Arrest of Ex-Attorney General a Promising Sign for El Salvador

Tocorón prison, Venezuela
A newspaper investigation exposed how a prison in Venezuela has become a thriving marketplace for... ReadLeer
/ Prisons

Venezuela Overcomes Shortages by Shopping in Prison

A well armed and armored Peruvian National Police vehicle
Peru's Interior minister blasted the country's public security efforts and said 90 percent of... ReadLeer
/ Peru

Peru Minister Says Eroded Enforcement Boosts Insecurity

Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz
Mexico's foreign minister has blamed lax US gun control laws for the flood of illegal weapons into... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Mexico Minister Says US Gun Control Laws Fuel Criminal Violence

General Attorney- Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic’s new attorney general faces big challenges in combatting the organized... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

New Dominican Republic AG Must Fight More than Crime

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez in 2015
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández announced that he is requesting congressional approval... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Honduras Security Agreement With Israel Raises Human Rights Concerns

Guzmán brothers Iván (left) and Alfredo
Two sons of Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, allegedly kidnapped from a restaurant... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

Sons of Mexico Drug Lord Freed After Kidnapping

 Juan Manuel Alvarez Inzunza, alias "King Midas"
The US Treasury Department has placed two high-level Sinaloa Cartel associates on its... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

US Treasury Adds Sinaloa Cartel’s ‘King Midas’ to Kingpin List

Some FARC rebels continue to extort despite orders to end the practice.
Claims that elements of the FARC guerrilla organization are defying its leadership's orders to stop... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

FARC Units Defy Leadership Orders to Halt Extortion

Federal police in Mexico
Mexico's National Commission on Human Rights has determined that federal police officers executed... ReadLeer
/ Human Rights

Mexico’s Federal Police Accused of Executing 22 in 2015 Raid

The FARC in Nariño, Colombia
Warnings of new criminal groups emerging in one of Colombia's most important drug trafficking hubs... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Are New Groups Already Moving In On FARC Drug Empire?

Former El Salvador President Mauricio Funes
Former President Mauricio Funes has reportedly left El Salvador on business as authorities raid... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Ex-President Leaves Country Amid Corruption Probe