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Security forces in front of MS13 graffiti
The MS13 has called for negotiations with the government, which could include the dismantling of... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

MS13 Seeks Dialogue With El Salvador Government

Illegal mining has destroyed virgin jungle
Latin America witnessed a criminal boom in illegal mining in 2016, and a rise of complementary... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

GameChangers 2016: Illegal Mining and Continuing Criminal Diversification

Former Lieutenant John Percival Matos who led the group of bank robbers
The case of a group of bank robbers in the Dominican Republic headed by a former member of the... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

Ex-Military Bank Robbers in DR Highlight Security Force Corruption

Mexico's municipal police
A recent opinion poll in Mexico reveals an embarrassing lack of public trust in security forces,... ReadLeer
/ Infographics

Most Mexicans Think Police ‘Controlled by Org Crime’: Poll

Newly appointed Vice President Tareck El Aissami
The newly appointed vice president of Venezuela has reportedly been investigated by the United... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

New Venezuela VP Is Latest Top Official Linked to Drug Trade

El Salvador's gangs and security forces are locked in low-intensity warfare
The already heated fight between El Salvador's gangs and security forces began to resemble a... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

GameChangers 2016: El Salvador’s New (Ideology Free) Civil War

Anti-narcotics police in a coca field
Colombia has outlined plans to mitigate surging coca cultivations -- one of the biggest threats to... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Can Colombia Meet Its Huge 2017 Coca Eradication Goal?

Use of paco has risen in recent years in Argentina
Argentina's government is seeking drug law reforms targeting cocaine paste that combine a crackdown... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina Drug Law Reforms Target Cocaine Paste

The Cadeia Pública Raimundo Vidal Pessoa where Brazil’s latest fatal prison riot took place
Nearly 100 prisoners have been killed in Brazil since the start of the year, in a display of... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil Starts New Year With Series of Brutal Prison Killings

Pemex workers inspect an illegal pipeline tap
As Mexico is rocked by protests against a hike in fuel prices, authorities have highlighted the... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico State Oil Workers Involved in Fuel Theft: Police

Local gangs in Costa Rica and Panama stepped up in 2016
When it comes to Central America, all eyes are usually on the Northern Triangle. But 2016 saw local... ReadLeer
/ Bagdad

GameChangers 2016: Gang Evolution in Central America’s Southern Gateway

Venezuelans often wait in long lines for basic goods
Venezuela is likely the second most dangerous nation on earth, and with the situation of political,... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Venezuela Set for Murderous 2017