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Colombia's security forces will begin mobilizing to former FARC territories on January 1
Colombia's security forces will be cracking down on dissident elements of the FARC and occupying... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Will Deploy Army to Former FARC Areas in January 2017

James Cockayne's Hidden Power: The Strategic Logic of Organized Crime
A new book by an Australian strategist explores the overlap between criminal activities and... ReadLeer
/ NarcoCulture

New Book Explores Organized Crime as Political Strategists

Former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti, and former President Otto Pérez Molina
A recent report has suggested that Guatemala's incarcerated former president and vice president... ReadLeer

Guatemala Ex-President and VP Still Wield Power From Jail: Report

A man counting a stack of 100 bolivars bills
President Nicolas Maduro has justified the withdrawal of Venezuela's 100 bolivar note as a means of... ReadLeer
/ Contraband

Venezuela’s Withdrawal of Bolivar Bill Promises to Benefit Organized Crime

Police officers in El Salvador
The number of security officials in El Salvador who have been charged with a crime rose by over 50... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Growing Number of El Salvador Security Forces Face Charges

Cocaine seizures in Chile are on the rise
Recent official data indicates that Chile's role as a transit nation for drug trafficking has... ReadLeer
/ Chile

Report Finds Drug Trafficking Through Chile is on the Rise

Argentine President Mauricio Macri
Argentine President Mauricio Macri's extensive changes to security policy generated some... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Cautionary Tale for Argentina in Mexico’s Ten-Year Drug War

The scene of the attack against Pastor Jorge Machado
Gunmen riding in a car attempted to assassinate a member of the civilian-led Honduras Police Reform... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Honduras Police Reform Commission Member Survives Attack

The San Miguel Totolapan vigilantes
A vigilante militia has become involved in a hostage standoff with an organized crime network in... ReadLeer
/ Beltran Leyva Org

Mexico Vigilantes Seize Mother of Crime Boss in Hostage Showdown

Seized drugs in Panama
Authorities in Panama say they have seized more drugs in 2016 than in any other year since 2000,... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Panama’s Record Drug Seizures Reflect Colombia’s Cocaine Boom

Message sent by Ansar al-Khilafah Brazil
A new report warns Latin America against believing it can remain above the fray of conflicts... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Islamic Terror Groups, LatAm Crime in ‘Marriage of Convenience’: Report

FARC dissident commanders 'Gentil Duarte' (left) and 'John 40' (right)
Colombia's FARC have expelled five of their commanders, some of whom are powerful historical... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

FARC Expels 5 Commanders, Revealing Extent of Rebel Fragmentation