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Following Guatemala's long and brutal civil war, members of the military were charged, faced trial... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Reign of the Kaibil: Guatemala’s Prisons Under Byron Lima

Colombia’s Attorney General Néstor Humberto Martínez
Recent reports warn that one of Colombia's biggest criminal groups may be recruiting dissident... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia’s Urabeños Recruiting Dissidents From FARC Peace Process

Leticia Rodriguez, alias "Doña Lety," presumed leader of an independent cartel
Official reports have revealed that recent outbreaks of violence in one of Mexico's main tourist... ReadLeer
/ Gulf Cartel

Violence in Mexico Tourism Corridor Reflects Evolving Criminal Trends

Haiti President-elect Jovenel Moïse is facing money laundering allegations
An investigation into Haiti's President-elect Jovenel Moïse for money laundering has begun just... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Money Laundering Case against Haiti President-Elect Threatens Island Stability

US President Donald Trump
New US President Donald Trump has ordered the construction of a border wall to keep out what he has... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Trump Exemplifies Regional Trend of Blaming Crime on Migrants

FARC guerrillas
Extortion in Colombia is decreasing as a peace process advances with the country's main guerrilla... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Extortions Down in Colombia, But Still Pose Post-Conflict Threat

A wounded Venezuelan police officer
More than one police officer or military soldier was killed per day in Venezuela in 2016, a figure... ReadLeer
/ Colectivos

Venezuela Security Forces Were Killed in Record Numbers in 2016

35 percent of adolescents interviewed had belonged to an organized crime group
A report by Mexican researchers has revealed the extent to which young people currently imprisoned... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico Report Shows Young Offenders’ Links to Organized Crime

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández
The president of Honduras has announced that a reform commission designed to purge the country's... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Honduras Extends Police Reform Commission until 2018

Indigenous environmental activist Isidro Baldenegro López
The murder in Mexico of indigenous activist and human rights defender Isidro Baldenegro López... ReadLeer
/ Eco-Trafficking

Mexico Activist’s Murder Highlights Environmental Threat of Organized Crime

Tumaco, the site of battles for former FARC turf
At least four criminal groups are apparently running the illegal economies in the port of Tumaco on... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Port Town in Bloody Battle Over Former FARC Turf

Venezuelans crossing into Colombia with their belongings
A series of reports highlight how rampant crime and insecurity have spurred Venezuelans to leave... ReadLeer
/ Human Smuggling

Reports Find Insecurity Is Driving Factor of Venezuela Exodus