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The US DEA has set its sights on CJNG
American officials are reporting that the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation (CJNG) has expanded its... ReadLeer
/ Jalisco Cartel

US Warns of CJNG Expansion From Mexico

Brazil Military Police in Rio de Janeiro
Brazil's deployment of thousands of military police to Rio de Janeiro ahead of Carnival, amid fears... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Rio de Janeiro Budget Crisis Heightens Security Concerns for Carnival

Costa Rica Security Minister Gustavo Mata
Authorities in Costa Rica are worried that the dismantling of Colombia's main guerrilla group could... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

FARC Demobilization Could Threaten Costa Rica Security: Minister

A commission is purging Honduras' police of corrupt officers
An El Heraldo report revealed that top security officials have suppressed internal investigations... ReadLeer

Honduras Authorities Covered Up Police Sending Weapons to FARC: Report

Prosecutors discuss the Odebrecht case
Prosecutors from 11 countries have met to coordinate their response to the Odebrecht corruption... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Multilateral Cooperation Positive Sign for Odebrecht Investigations

The Jésus María military hotel
Peru's authorities are investigating former members of the armed forces for using military property... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Retired Military Investigated for Cocaine Trafficking in Peru

Brazil's prisons stand at 157% of capacity
Brazil's Supreme Court has ruled the state must compensate prisoners held in overcrowded... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil to Compensate Prisoners Who Suffer From Overcrowding

Mexico's cartels have transitioned from brown "tar" heroin to "china white"
Over the last ten years, US anti-narcotics agencies have witnessed a heroin epidemic that tripled... ReadLeer
/ Heroin

China White, Mexico’s New Heroin Threatening the United States

The US Capitol Building
Members of the US Congress have introduced a resolution supporting the anti-corruption efforts of... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

US Congress Members Support CentAm Anti-Corruption Efforts

El Salvador's prison system is the headquarters of the country's largest gangs. It is also where... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Prisons and the Battle for the MS13’s Soul

The Bahamas has been experiencing a wave of violence
A wave of gang-related murders in the Bahamas has forced the military onto the streets, a worrying... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

Authorities Blame Gangs for the Bahamas’ Bloody Start to 2017

El Salvador's authorities have announced a large-scale transfer of incarcerated gang members
Authorities in El Salvador have announced a massive transfer of incarcerated MS13 and Barrio 18... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Intensifies Attempts to Break Gangs’ Control over Prisons