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Brazil's prisons are notoriously overcrowded
The prison population throughout Latin America has been growing steadily for the past few decades.... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

The Brazilian Prison System: Challenges and Prospects for Reform

Mexico's military has failed to release data on killings of civilians
For the past four years, the army has refused to reveal the number of civilians killed by members... ReadLeer
/ Human Rights

Mexico Army Hides Number of Civilians Killed by Armed Forces

El Salvador's prisons are chronically overcrowded
A plague of fungal skin diseases, untreated deadly infections, constant threats of tuberculosis... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

The Unbelievable Hell Inside El Salvador’s Prisons

Police officers outside a funeral for a slain colleague
The same day they buried the seventh police officer killed by gang members in November, the... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Police Prepare to Take Their Own Revenge Against Gangs

Alleged CJNG members under arrest
In less than a decade, the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation (CJNG) has transformed into one of... ReadLeer
/ Canada

Mexico’s Jalisco Cartel – New Generation: From Extinction to World Domination

Screen shot of one of the more interesting emails we recieved
InSight Crime receives dozens of emails each week from our audience. Below, we share some of our... ReadLeer
/ NarcoCulture

InSight Crime’s Favorite Fan Mail of 2016

Odebrecht office building
Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht and its affiliate Braskem agreed to pay $3.5 billion... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil Construction Giant Admits to Massive Bribe Scheme

An MS13 graffiti being painted over by an official in El Salvador
A new study argues that powerful street gangs have gone a long way toward creating a parallel state... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Report Says El Salvador Gangs Have Created a Parallel State

DEA Agent Javier Pena from Netflix series "Narcos"
Authorities in El Salvador have arrested two men for allegedly impersonating Drug Enforcement... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Fake Agents Scam Indicative of DEA Image Problem

The funeral of Alejo Naborí, one of the three priests murdered in Mexico this year
Mexico remains the most dangerous country in the world for Catholic priests, according to a report... ReadLeer
/ Extortion

2016 Deadliest Year for Catholic Priests in Mexico

Migrants in Mexico
A recent study from a pair of academics specializing on border issues finds a wide degree of... ReadLeer
/ Human Smuggling

Study Examines Drug and Human Trafficking Overlap in Mexico

Authorities are considering drug treatment as an alternative to incarceration
Authorities in Argentina are considering a proposal to establish treatment for drug addiction as an... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina Considering Drug Treatment as Alternative to Incarceration