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Colombia has seen a recent surge in coca farmer blockades against eradicators
Colombia's rural communities stand to gain -- and potentially lose ­-- the most as the... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Colombia’s Rural Communities Fight Growing Post-Conflict Threats

Scene from a Trinidadian ISIS propaganda video
Authorities in Trinidad and Tobago are taking steps to stop young Muslims from leaving the country... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

Trinidad Struggles to Stem Youth Recruiting by Gangs, Terror Groups

Venezuelan arms traffickers highlight Miami's role in the global arms trade.
US prosecutors have indicted five citizens of Venezuela in connection with a case involving a Miami... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Venezuela Citizens Charged With Trafficking Arms From Miami

The cost of crime in the region is equivalent to the money spent on infrastructure
A report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on the costs of crime and violence in Latin... ReadLeer
/ Cyber Crime

Report Highlights Disproportionate Costs of Crime in LatAm

Venezuelan businessman Samark López
Reports have emerged that a Venezuelan businessman and alleged drug kingpin with ties to the... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Venezuela ‘Kingpin’ Skimmed Millions From State Food Program: Report

Forensic experts examine a body on a beach
Mexico's latest official homicide figures indicate a significant increase in murders, a trend... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

New Statistics Highlight Mexico’s Deteriorating Security Situation

US President Donald Trump
In a number of ways, the Trump administration's plan to curb illegal immigration in the United... ReadLeer
/ Criminal Migration

5 Ways Trump’s Deportation Plan Helps Criminals

Evidence of "Islamic terrorism" in Latin America is thin.
Over the past two weeks, a familiar narrative has been resuscitated: the threat of "Islamic... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Fact Checking Venezuelan Passports-to-Terrorists Allegations

Colombian President Santos visiting a FARC concentration zone
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said the FARC guerrillas have completed their transition... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Last FARC Rebels Reach Concentration Zones, But Questions Remain

A destroyed cocaine laboratory in Colombia
Security forces in Colombia have destroyed over 150 cocaine laboratories belonging to a criminal... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine Production

Raid of Colombia Cocaine Labs Shows Resilience of Drug Trade

Inmates in one of Haiti's prisons
A recent report by the Associated Press depicts hellish and lethal conditions suffered by inmates... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

Haiti’s Hellish Prisons Symbolize Broken Justice System

Nearly 500 military personnel have died since 2006
Mexico's defense secretary says nearly 500 military personnel have been killed since the start of... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Almost 500 Military Deaths Since Start of Mexico’s Drug War