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The 7.5 metric ton cocaine bust at Guayaquil port
Ecuador has seized around 10 metric tons of cocaine at the Guayaquil port in the space of a few... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Ecuador Makes Biggest Cocaine Bust of 2016 as Drug Seizures Rise

The acronyms of the warrying First Capital Command and the Red Command tagged on a wall.
Police in Brazil intercepted gang communications suggesting the First Capital Command is expanding... ReadLeer
/ Amigos dos Amigos

Brazil’s Biggest Gang Challenging Rival’s Control in Rio

Special Agent David LeValley headed the criminal division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's... ReadLeer
/ Extortion

‘MS13 Members Imprisoned in El Salvador Can Direct the Gang in the US’

The recently detained migration official, left, and two Chinese nationals
A high-level migration official and two Chinese nationals were arrested in Argentina as part of an... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Investigation of Argentina’s Largest Chinese Mafia Leads to New Arrests

The creamy form of cocaine was discovered in shampoo bottles
Cream cocaine appears to be the latest novelty used by traffickers to help their drugs avoid... ReadLeer
/ Chile

Cream Cocaine Latest Innovation by Drug Traffickers

Local police and justice officials are convinced that the Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) has strengthened... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

The MS13 Moves (Again) to Expand on US East Coast

President Juan Manuel Santos at a recent military ceremony
Colombia's Congress has ratified a revised version of the peace accord with the FARC, a positive... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Obstacles Remain After Colombia Ratifies New Peace Deal

A new security index ranks Latin American countries among the worst globally
A new index measuring the competence of countries' security forces has its flaws, but nevertheless... ReadLeer
/ Infographics

Questionable New Security Index Gives LatAm Low Score

In July 2011, members of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) attended a meeting organized in California by... ReadLeer
/ Criminal Migration

How the MS13 Tried (and Failed) to Create a Single Gang in the US