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An extortion note left by a Chinese mafia
Three Chinese mafias are reportedly vying for criminal dominance following the capture of the... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Power Vacuum Leads to Fighting Among Chinese Mafias in Argentina

Microsoft is opening a cyber security center in Mexico
Microsoft is opening a cyber security center in Mexico City in order to better combat an estimated... ReadLeer
/ Cyber Crime

Microsoft Opens Cyber Security Center in Mexico City

Honduras seizes properties from the Montes Bobadilla clan
Authorities in Honduras have seized properties belonging to a major drug trafficking clan, a move... ReadLeer
/ Cachiros

In Targeting Powerful Drug Clan, Honduras Follows Familiar Script

Carmona holding his fake Nicaraguan ID in 2009
Nicaragua's authorities have detained Amauri Carmona Morelos, putting an end to the criminal career... ReadLeer
/ Amauri Carmona Morelos

Major Colombian Drug Trafficker Detained in Nicaragua

The US has removed over 20 entities from the "kingpin" list
The United States has dropped almost two dozen Latin American entities from its notorious drug... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

US Drops Names From ‘Kingpin’ List, Accused of ‘Lacking Rigor’

Former Guatemalan Chancellor Edgar Gutiérrez
Edgar Gutiérrez spoke with elPeriódico about how the relationship between organized crime... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

‘Drug Charges Against Ex-Guatemala Officials are Tip of the Iceberg’

The drugs seized during the arrest of the brother of Itatí's vice mayor
A string of arrests has led Argentina's Security Minister to denounce the links between drug... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina Border Town ‘Was Run by Narco-Politics’: Minister

Forced displacement by crime groups has affected many Mexico communities
Mexico's violence-induced forced displacement crisis is only beginning. Almost a third of the... ReadLeer
/ Displacement

Forced Displacement in Mexico: The Hidden Toll of the War

Former Guatemala Vice President Roxana Baldetti
A US federal court has indicted the former vice president and the former interior minister of... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

US Indicts Fmr Guatemala VP, Fmr Interior Minister on Drug Charges

Bolivian coca packaged for legal consumption
Bolivia's government has agreed to raise permitted levels of legal coca production after violent... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

Bolivia Raises Coca Cultivation Limits, Widens Legal Supply-Demand Gap

US Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
The US Secretaries of State and Homeland Security visited Mexico in what appears to be an attempt... ReadLeer
/ Human Smuggling

Can Damage Control by US Officials Salvage Security Relations with Mexico?

FARC splinter groups are forming around Colombia
Authorities in Colombia have seized close to $100 million in assets allegedly belonging to FARC... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Moves Against FARC Dissenters’ Criminal Assets