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The military in Rio de Janeiro's Rocinha favela
One of Brazil's largest favelas has been under siege for more than a week as two rival crime groups... ReadLeer
/ Amigos dos Amigos

‘Classic Rio Gangster Battle’ Leaves Brazil Favela in State of Siege

Outgoing head of US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William Brownfield
The top US diplomat in charge of anti-drug policies abroad attempted to mend bruised relations with... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Comments by Outgoing US Diplomat Highlight Discord on Anti-Drug Policy

Dany Balmore Romero García faces trial in El Salvador on charges of participating in gang... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

The Allegory of El Salvador’s ‘Dany Boy’: MS13 Gang Leader, Activist, or Both?

Devastation in Saint Martin after Hurricane Irma
A series of high-impact hurricanes in the Caribbean and earthquakes in Mexico have caused serious... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

The Perfect Storm: How Climate Change Exacerbates Crime and Insecurity in LatAm

Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro
The United States has issued an advisory to alert financial institutions about widespread public... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

US Warning on Venezuela Corruption Could Foreshadow More Sanctions

Is cocaine consumption really rising?
Colombia's coca cultivation boom is not only being blamed for increased cocaine consumption in the... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Cocaine Consumption On the Rise? Think Again

Former Colombian Supreme Court Judge Francisco Ricaurte
Colombia arrested a former Supreme Court judge in a corruption case that reaches the highest... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Judicial Corruption Scandal Expands With Fmr Top Judge’s Arrest

Protestors in Guatemala
In our September 21 Facebook Live Session, Co-director Steven Dudley and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Weekly InSight: An Open Discussion on Crime and Corruption in Latin America

Dr. Francisco José Mora Palma (right)
New details have emerged regarding the inner workings of a sophisticated organ trafficking network... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

Costa Rica Organ Trafficking Trial Links Illicit Transplant Network to Ukraine

Protesters flood Guatemala's streets during a national strike
Several top ministers in Guatemala's government have resigned and thousands of citizens have... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala Corruption Crisis Deepens With Cabinet Resignations, National Strike

El Salvador police officers
Officers of El Salvador's national police are allegedly running "clandestine jails" where they... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Police Running ‘Clandestine Jails’: Report

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the UN General Assembly
Amid heated discord between the United States and Colombia regarding surging drug production in the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Holds Its Ground in Drug War of Words With US