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500 Mexican troops will relocate to Ciudad Mier.
Mexico's Defense Secretary says the army will send 500 soldiers to Ciudad Mier in the embattled... ReadLeer
/ Gulf Cartel

Militarized Approach Continues as Mexico to Send 500 Troops to Border Town

Soldiers on patrol in Guatemala
Guatemala's recent effort to demilitarize public security may represent a break from the... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Guatemala Demilitarization Plan Bucks Regional Trend

Pro-legalization marchers in Uruguay
Three years after Uruguay became the first South American country to create a legal market for... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Delays in Uruguay Marijuana Law Leave Door Ajar for Drug Trafficking

Peru police on an anti-illegal mining operation
Peru's government is targeting the illegal gold trade by declaring illegal mining an organized... ReadLeer
/ Illegal Mining

Peru Launches Dual Strategy to Tackle Illegal Mining Boom

Imprisoned ex-President Otto Pérez Molina
Profits from customs fraud and contraband in Guatemala amounted to almost $2.3 billion in 2015... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Fraud, Contraband Equivalent to 3.5% of Guatemala GDP: Report

Trump's economic policies could have a big impact on Mexico's crime landscape
Donald Trump's election sent a shock wave through Latin America and around the globe, and if his... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

How Trump’s Economic Policies Promise to Upset Mexico’s Criminal Landscape

El Chapo has been extradited to the US
Mexico's government extradited legendary kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán to the United States... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

Mexico Extradites ‘El Chapo,’ Spurs Debate

Brazil prisoners armed for battle (Source: YouTube)
The current violent crisis inside Brazil's penitentiary system is a perfect illustration of why... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil Authorities Caught in Prison System’s Vicious Cycle

AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills
The prison system in Latin America and the Caribbean has become a prime incubator for organized... ReadLeer
/ Prisons

The Prison Dilemma: Latin America’s Incubators of Organized Crime

The brother and son of Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales were arrested for corruption
The brother and son of Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales, elected in 2015 on an anti-graft... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Arrest of Guatemala First Family Not Yet a Return of Mafia State

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro.
Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro announced a new package of anti-crime measures that includes... ReadLeer
/ Colectivos

Venezuela Govt Proposes Arming Civilians to Combat Crime

A sign in Venezuela warning that thieves will be lynched
A major rise in lynchings in Venezuela last year reflects the degradation of a country in... ReadLeer
/ Venezuela

Lynchings Jump 650% in Venezuela in 2016