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Coca fields in Bolivia
A United Nations monitoring program reported a rise in coca cultivation in Bolivia in 2016 after... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

Bolivia Coca Cultivation Grows for First Time in 6 Years: UNODC

Photo from an InSight Crime visit to the FARC demobilization zone in Tumaco, Nariño
A new report on the main successes and shortcomings of Colombia's historic peace process with the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

8 Months In, Concerns Linger as Colombia’s FARC Peace Process Advances

Former Guatemalan minister Sinibaldi charged with money laundering
A former presidential candidate, who was also a minister during the administration of jailed former... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala Investigates Another Top Official of Pérez Molina Govt

Drug consumption is heightening violence in Costa Rica
An increase in domestic drug sales and consumption in Costa Rica appears to be fueling rising... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

Costa Rica Local Drug Consumption Fueling Rising Murder Rate

An aerial view of one of the Rosenthal mansions seized by Honduran authorities
Asset forfeiture in Latin America can be a powerful tool against organized crime, but one fraught... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Asset Forfeiture in Latin America: A Moral Dilemma?

Graffiti calling for an end to impunity
The killing in Argentina of a police officer who spoke out against corruption in the force appears... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Killing of Argentina Whistleblower Cop Raises Suspicions of Cover-Up

Self-Defense groups in Mexico have emerged in the last decade - the government response has been inconsistent
The presence of armed civilian self-defense groups across Mexico will only cause "anarchy,"... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico Authorities Schizophrenic on Self-Defense Groups

Bolivian Interior Minister Carlos Romero
Recent attacks in Bolivia attributed to Brazil's main criminal groups have led Bolivia's interior... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

Brazil Crime Groups Share Territorial Control in Bolivia: Minister

Central American gangs may be expanding in southern Mexico
Authorities in Mexico's southern border region have detained a growing number of gang members in... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Are Central American Gangs Growing in Southern Mexico?

Cocaine availability may be rising in Europe
A new report indicates that the availability of cocaine and synthetic opioids is on the rise in... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Europe Feeling Effects of Cocaine and Opioid Crises: Report

Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto
Recent revelations about the government of Mexico's widespread use of spyware to monitor... ReadLeer
/ Ayotzinapa

Mexico Spyware Scandal a Gift for Organized Crime

 A cannabis plant
Beginning on July 19, Uruguay's citizens will be able to legally purchase marijuana from... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Uruguay Pharmacies to Begin Selling Legal Marijuana