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Brazilian troops on patrol in Rio de Janeiro
Brazil's defense minister has announced a new phase of security operations in Rio de Janeiro that... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil Military Deployment in Rio Shows Past Failures of Militarization

Dámaso López Serrano, alias "Mini Lic"
One of the leaders of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel has turned himself in to US authorities in what could... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Son of Captured Sinaloa Cartel Leader Surrenders to US

The ELN is conducting peace talks with the Colombian government
When Latin America's oldest insurgency, the FARC, officially becomes a political party, their... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Despite Peace Talks, Colombia’s ELN Guerrillas Continue Expansion

Jeff Sessions visits an El Salvador jail
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is visiting El Salvador to discuss regional anti-gang operations,... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

US, El Salvador Tough Talk on Security Distracts From Core Issues

Honduras business behemoth Yani Rosenthal
One of Honduras' most powerful and politically-connected business tycoons, Yani Rosenthal, has... ReadLeer
/ Cachiros

Honduras Tycoon Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering in US

Haiti is training a new army
Haiti is reconstituing its previously disbanded army after more than two decades, amid concerns... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

Haiti’s Revived Military Could Pose More Security Risks Than Solutions

Martin Corona was an enforcer for the Tijuana Cartel
In "Confessions of a Cartel Hit Man," former Tijuana Cartel enforcer Martin Corona traces... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Former Tijuana Cartel Hitman’s Memoir Keeps Crime Group in the Background

Actor Marco de la O, who plays "El Chapo" in the new television series
In our July 27 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello spoke with Gerardo Reyes,... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Weekly InSight: Mexico Organized Crime in Film and TV, Fact vs. Fiction

(Left to right) Tibisay Lucena, Néstor Reverol, Iris Varela and Elías Jaua
The latest round of sanctions by the United States against high-ranking Venezuelan officials claim... ReadLeer
/ Cartel de los Soles

New US Sanctions Hit Top Venezuela Officials With Criminal Ties

El Pedregal Prison, Medellín, Colombia
On April 3, 2014, a dozen plainclothes police officers crashed through the door of Norbert... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Sentenced Without Conviction: A Tale of Pretrial Detention in Colombia

Jamaican security forces on patrol
Jamaica has passed a law allowing the army and police to launch special operations in crime... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

Jamaica to Initiate Security Crackdown as Murders Surge

Faouzi Jaber pleaded guilty to US criminal charges on July 25
A man from the Ivory Coast has pleaded guilty in a US court to offering support to undercover DEA... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

DEA Agents Posed as FARC to Net International Arms Trafficker