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Officials applaud the announcement of the start of the talks
The government of Colombia and the country’s second-largest guerrilla group announced that they... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Govt, ELN Rebels Set Date to Start Formal Peace Talks

Narcobanner linked to the Zetas
A recent wave of violence in Mexico's most important tourism corridor has sparked fears about new... ReadLeer
/ Gulf Cartel

Violence in Mexico’s Tourism Epicenter Points to Cartel Conflict

Lynchings count for 15 percent of Haiti's homicides
A recent UN report indicates that the majority of instances in which citizens take justice into... ReadLeer
/ Haiti

Over 400 Vigilante Killings Have Gone Unpunished in Haiti: UN

The inside of a prison in El Salvador
A double homicide inside a juvenile detention center uncovered an unwritten rule within El... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

The El Salvador Gang That Kills Its Gay Members

Seized marijuana in Paraguay
An increase in marijuana seizures in Uruguay raises questions about whether criminal groups are... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Rise in Uruguay Marijuana Seizures Presents Challenge to Reforms

Kiko Gómez was arrested in 2013
A former governor in Colombia was sentenced to 55 years in prison for ordering a criminal group to... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Former Colombia Governor Sentenced to 55 Years in Prison

Graffiti of the Sureños gang
A second major gang in El Salvador said it hopes to join possible negotiations between the... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Barrio 18 Wants to Join Possible Talks With El Salvador Govt: Report

Members of the Peruvian army.
A group of civilian informants in Peru says the government failed to pay them the reward promised... ReadLeer
/ Peru

Unpaid Peru Informants Show Issues With Compensation Programs

Bishop Gregorio Rosa Chávez
In a first, top representatives of El Salvador's powerful and influential Catholic Church have said... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Church Offers to Mediate Resolution With Gangs

Several Mexican cartels partake in blood sacrifice rituals
A new collection of essays tackles patterns of cultish behavior and ritualized violence among... ReadLeer
/ Knights Templar

Praying for Death: Blood Sacrifice and Organized Crime in Latin America

Former Coahuila Governor Humberto Moreira
The testimony of an alleged former Zetas' plaza boss illustrates how deep the criminal syndicate's... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

More Zetas Accusations Do Little to Slow Mexico Politician’s Roll

Cubans no longer receive special immigration status from US
The end of the US government's preferential status for Cuban migrants could result in short-term... ReadLeer
/ Cuba

How Will End to ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’ Policy Affect Human Smugglers?