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The MS13 is now a 'priority target' in the United States, according to AG Jeff Sessions
In a new escalation in the Trump administration's narrative on the MS13, US Attorney General Jeff... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

US Toughens Rhetoric, Declares MS13 ‘Priority’ Target

Argentina’s ex-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner won a senatorial seat that ensures... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina’s Ex-President Kirchner Loses and Wins in Senatorial Elections

Mexico is on track to have its most violent year on record
A survey of crime victims in Mexico shows that perceptions of insecurity and the number of victims... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Mexico Victims’ Survey Belies Growing Homicides

What is the collateral damage of violence in Mexico?
The impact that drug-related violence has on citizens in Mexico is similar to what people living... ReadLeer
/ Displacement

Is the Impact of Violence in Mexico Similar to War Zones?

Nidal Waked
The Waked money laundering investigation that has rocked the Panamanian establishment has recorded... ReadLeer
/ Money Laundering

US Secures Confession in Panama Waked Money Laundering Case

Will the Urabeños surrender?
A new document has surfaced detailing the potential surrender terms for Colombia's most powerful... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Report Details Potential Surrender Agreement With Urabeños in Colombia

A coca farmer in Antioquia, Colombia
A new report quantifies the progress of Colombia's coca crop substitution program under the peace... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Colombia’s Struggling Anti-Coca Strategy Needs US Backing: Report

The Incorruptible app lets citizens report acts of corruption
A number of civil organizations in Mexico have introduced a new mobile phone application designed... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Could New Anti-Corruption App Reduce Graft in Mexico?

Diana Urbina Soto, Juan Orlando Hernández, and Arnaldo Urbina Soto at campaign event.
In our October 19 Facebook Live session, Co-director Steven Dudley and Senior Investigator Deborah... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Weekly InSight: The Urbina Soto Family Fiefdom in Honduras

It was around midnight that police in a rural area of the northern department of Olancho first... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

A Honduras Political Clan and Its Criminal Fiefdom

US officials threaten sanctions as Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales retains his immunity
Members of the US Congress have called for sanctions to be implemented against individuals involved... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

US Sanctions Loom as Battle Over Guatemala Anti-Graft Efforts Continues

Former Mexico Attorney General Raúl Cervantes Andrade
Mexico's top prosecutor has stepped down less than a year after taking office amid growing pressure... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Mexico AG Resigns Amid Growing Pressure to Tackle Widespread Graft