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José Orlando Sánchez Cristancho, former leader of the Norte del Valle Cartel
Authorities arrested a former leader of a now dissolved Colombian drug trafficking organization, a... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombian Criminal Arrest Reminder of Dissolved Cartel’s Influence

Urabeños paramilitaries and ELN guerrillas clash in Chocó
The ELN has denied responsibility for the killing of five civilians in the Colombian department... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Violent History Repeats Itself in Colombia’s Strategic Chocó Department

A drug plane seized during the raid in Argentina
Authorities in Buenos Aires arrested 10 members of a binational criminal group that used planes to... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Paraguay-Argentina Crime Group Used Planes to Smuggle Marijuana

GFI estimates transnational crime to be a multi-trillion dollar industry annually.
A new report estimates that transnational crime in the developing world may be a multi-trillion... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Governments Must Go After the Money to Combat Transnational Crime: Report

Migrants are opting for maritime routes to cross over into Mexico
Central American undocumented migrants are shifting to maritime transportation, according to a... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Trump Wall May Reinforce Shift to Maritime Migrant Routes

Guerrero State Attorney General Xavier Olea
The state of Guerrero in southern Mexico doesn't have the "capacity to confront organized crime,"... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Guerrero, Mexico Can’t Confront Organized Crime: State Attorney General

Authorities inspect the scene where a dismembered body was recently discovered
A recent spate of violence on the border between Brazil and Paraguay suggests a battle for control... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Is Gang War in Brazil Behind Recent Violence in Paraguay?

EPL graffitis in Colombia's Catatumbo region
The EPL is reportedly expanding across Colombia's northeast, as the FARC withdraws from one of... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

EPL Expands as FARC Withdraws From Former Turf

Colombian soldiers are permitted to combat GAO
Arguing about artificial labels that help make sense of organized crime in Latin America may seem... ReadLeer
/ AUC

What’s in a Name? The Politics of Latin America’s Organized Crime Lexicon

Cecilio Pineda Brito, the first of three Mexican journalists killed this month
The murder of a Chihuahua-based correspondent marks the third killing of a journalist in Mexico... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Shadow of Organized Crime Hovers over Wave of Mexico Journalist Killings

As the FARC abandon their former ground, new armed groups threaten Tumaco
Colombian guerrillas allegedly held an illegal political meeting in the country's southwest, while... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

FARC Activities in Colombia Port Show Post-Conflict Challenges

Almost 60% of former gang members received threats as they left their groups
A recent study of El Salvador's gang phenomenon has shown that, while it is possible for gang... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Research Sheds Light on Obstacles to Leaving El Salvador Gangs