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Illegal logging causes substantial deforestation in the Amazon
A new report into an emblematic case of timber trafficking in Peru highlights the corruption and... ReadLeer
/ Environmental Crime

Report Exposes Inner Workings of Timber Trafficking in Peru

Criminal defamation lawsuits target journalists covering corruption and crime in Peru
Several Peruvian news outlets are facing a slew of lawsuits that highlight how Peru's harsh... ReadLeer
/ Human Rights

Peru Defamation Lawsuits Are Chilling Coverage of Crime and Corruption

Guerrilla fighters of the ELN group
Warnings that Colombia's bilateral ceasefire with the ELN guerrilla group could crumble because of... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Is Colombia’s Ceasefire With the ELN at Risk of Crumbling in Chocó?

Nearly half of Salvadorans believe gangs rule the country
Respondents to a recent survey in El Salvador were far more likely to believe that gangs -- not... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Citizens Say Gangs, Not Government ‘Rule’ the Country

Sean Penn, El Chapo and Kate del Castillo
When Mexican authorities captured Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán in January... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

Did Sean Penn’s Meeting With El Chapo Help Authorities Track Down the Kingpin?

People displaying Salvadoran flags (Credit: Salvador Meléndez/Revista Factum)
The administration of US President Donald Trump has announced that it plans to end to a migration... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

5 Ways Ending TPS Could Impact Central America Security

Trials in the FIFA corruption scandal have kicked off
A much-anticipated trial involving alleged corruption by Latin American officials tied to the... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

US Trial Against LatAm Officials in FIFA Corruption Scandal Kicks Off

The civilian justice system has a 3.2 percent success rate against soldiers
A new report reiterates that, despite reforms, Mexico is failing to adequately investigate and... ReadLeer
/ Human Rights

Mexico Reforms Failing to Prevent Rights Abuses by Military: Report

Mexico is struggling to combat money laundering
Several recent government reports show that Mexico continues to struggle with combating money... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico Still Struggling to Combat Money Laundering: Reports

Political obstruction and lack of leadership has held back peace laws
Time is running out for Colombia's government to establish the legal framework for implementing a... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Time Running Out for Colombia Congress to Pass FARC Peace Legislation

Colombia says it will spend $315 million in four years on its anti-coca policy
Colombia and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) signed an agreement to cooperate... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Colombia, UNODC Sign ‘Historic’ Agreement on Coca Policy

UPP officers in a Rio favela
Brazil's justice minister caused a stir this week when he accused Rio de Janeiro's military police... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Citizens Lack Trust in Rio Military Police but See Few Alternatives