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Las Moicas have reportedly grown by exploiting California’s heroin market
A little-known drug trafficking group in Mexico called "Las Moicas" has not only successfully... ReadLeer
/ Heroin

Meet the Little-Known Mexican Cartel Operating in California

Colombia's criminal dynamics were a major theme in this week's Facebook Live discussion
In our March 23 Facebook Live session, Senior Editor Mike LaSusa moderated a discussion with... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Weekly InSight: Colombia’s Criminal Dynamics and Allegations against Honduras Elites

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales
A US senator has warned Guatemala that aid funding could be put in jeopardy if the Central American... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

US Again Warns Central America over Attacks on Prosecutors, CICIG

Soldiers patrol a CFE power plant in the state of Michoacán
Organized crime groups are extorting Mexico's federal electricity company, highlighting the ways in... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Extortion of Mexico Electric Company Spotlights State Weaknesses

Former Apopa Mayor Elías Hernández
Authorities in El Salvador say a former mayor who was arrested last year had ordered gang members... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Ex-Mayor Ordered Gang to Kill Local Official, Police Say

Colombia saw record coca production in 2016
InSight Crime takes a closer look at shifts in coca cultivation trends in 19 of Colombia's... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Which Regions of Colombia Are Playing the Biggest Role in the Coca Boom?

Late Honduran tycoon Miguel Facussé
Drug traffickers in Honduras used a private airstrip owned by the recently-deceased tycoon Miguel... ReadLeer
/ Cachiros

Cachiros Leader Links Late Honduras Tycoon to Drug Trafficking*

Mexico's state of Chihuahua is confronting a resurgence of violent crime
The border state of Chihuahua, Mexico is confronting a resurgence of violent crime, but the fight... ReadLeer
/ Infographics

Rising Violence in Chihuahua, Mexico Points to Homegrown Disputes

A member of Venezuela’s National Guard watches over a border crossing with Colombia
A new report details the evolution of Venezuela's drug trade, and offers some insights into the... ReadLeer
/ Cartel de los Soles

Report Charts Evolution and Militarization of Venezuela’s Drug Trade

Alleged Barrio 18 members captured for attacks on police
Over a dozen alleged members of the Barrio 18 gang were arrested for their participation in a... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Barrio 18 Members Arrested in Series of Attacks on Guatemala Police

Part of the 160 kilograms of cocaine seized in El Salvador on March 12. Photo courtesy of La Prensa Gráfica.
Police in El Salvador seized 160 kilograms of Colombian cocaine last week, again shedding light on... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Colombian Cocaine Seizure Puts Texis Cartel on Central American Drug Trafficking Map

Bolivian Interior Minister Carlos Romero
Bolivia's interior minister said emissaries of Brazilian and Colombian drug trafficking groups are... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

Bolivia Minister Sticks to Party Line on Foreign Cartel Presence