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The Prosegur headquarters blasted open with explosives during the attack
Paraguay's Ciudad del Este witnessed scenes reminiscent of war as several dozen heavily armed men... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Commando-Style Heist Plunges Paraguay Border Town Into Chaos

Haiti Senator-elect Guy Philippe
A senator-elect from Haiti pleaded guilty in a US federal court to money laundering charges,... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Haiti Senator-Elect Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering in US

Mexico poppy eradication efforts
The United States has reportedly offered to help fund Mexico's eradication of opium poppy, raising... ReadLeer
/ Heroin

US to Fund Mexico Opium Eradication to Hit Heroin Crisis at Home: Report

Jamaican gangs are reportedly recruiting high school students
Experts say that Jamaican gangs are increasingly trying to enlist high school students in their... ReadLeer
/ Jamaica

Jamaica Gangs Follow Regional Pattern of Recruiting From Schools

Police confront Uruguay's "barras bravas"
A high-level soccer official in Uruguay said recently that the country's organized fan clubs have... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Uruguay’s ‘Barras Bravas’ Have Become Cartels: Soccer Official

Luis Alberto Ortíz Cabezas, alias "Pepe"
A former FARC guerrilla has been murdered in Colombia's embattled southwest department of Nariño,... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Murder of Ex-FARC Casts More Shadows on Colombia’s Peace

Four butchers were killed at this market in 2016
Criminal groups are coercing butchers at a food market in western Mexico to buy meat from them at... ReadLeer
/ Extortion

Mexico Criminal Groups Use Violence to Control Meat Industry: Report

US President Donald Trump
In our April 20 Facebook Live session, Co-director Steven Dudley spoke with Senior Investigator... ReadLeer
/ Criminal Migration

Weekly InSight: Debunking the Trump Administration’s Alternative Facts About MS13

When violence surged in early 2015 in Guatemala, then-President Otto Pérez Molina knew how to... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Homicides in Guatemala: Introduction, Methodology, and Major Findings

In the last decade, homicides in Guatemala have obeyed a fairly steady pattern. Guatemala City and... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Homicides in Guatemala: Analyzing the Data

When someone is murdered in Guatemala, police, forensic doctors and government prosecutors start... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Homicides in Guatemala: Collecting the Data

Olfato. It is a term used quite often in law enforcement and judicial circles in Central America... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Homicides in Guatemala: Conclusions and Recommendations