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When it comes to understanding crime and violence, police records only tell us half the story... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

What Is Missing From Police Crime Statistics?

Authorities identified him as one of the main drug traffickers in the department of Chiquimula, a... ReadLeer
/ Extradition

The Mysterious Capture and Extradition of Guatemala’s ‘Ché Manuel’

Ojo-Público visited San Pedro de Putina Punco, a district located in Sandia province in the... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Between the Best Coffee and Drugs in the World: Peru’s Tambopata Valley

A zoo full of wild beasts founded by a murderous drug trafficker; a millionaire banker who finances... ReadLeer
/ Cachiros

In Honduras, the Law of the Jungle Abides

In our December 7 Facebook Live session, independent journalist Sarah Kinosian spoke with Senior... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Weekly InSight: Security Outlook for Honduras Election Crisis

On November 27, 13 people were killed in the municipality of Magüí Payán, in the southeastern... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Massacre in Magüí Payán, Post-Conflict Colombia’s Hidden Time Bomb

One of Rio’s most wanted drug kingpins has been arrested in a massive security operation, raising... ReadLeer
/ Amigos dos Amigos

Arrest of Rio Drug Kingpin Unlikely to Break Gang Control

Honduras has returned to the brink of chaos a week after a disputed presidential election in which... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

With Echoes of 2009, Honduras Again Approaches Chaos

Authorities in Guatemala have accused several prison guards of conspiring with alleged gang... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Gang Members, Guards Accused in Guatemala Prison Director’s Murder

New measures to fight the US opioid crisis demonstrate the White House’s interest in using the... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

New US Opioid Measures Undermined by Lack of Funding, Personnel

The conviction of former El Salvador President Mauricio Funes leaves a bittersweet taste. While it... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Ex-President’s Conviction Illustrates Rot in Government

One of Guatemala’s most notorious drug traffickers has been sentenced to more than two decades in... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala’s ‘Ghost’ Sentenced in US With Plea Deal That Could Spook Elites