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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Record highs, all-time lows, and a few surprises -- 2017 proved a remarkable year in terms of... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

InSight Crime’s 2017 Homicide Round-Up

A new journalistic investigation reveals the inner workings of Miami’s dirty gold trade, which... ReadLeer
/ Illegal Mining

Investigation Highlights Miami’s Role in Turning ‘Dirty Gold’ Into ‘Clean Cash’

Since 2014, there have been more firearm seizures than homicides committed with guns in Guatemala.... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

One Firearm Seized Every Two Hours in Guatemala

Organized crime thrives amid political corruption and uncertainty. There will be plenty of this in... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

GameChangers 2017: What to Watch for in 2018

Recent actions by Colombia’s army against the country’s largest active guerrilla group indicate... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Army Puts Pressure on ELN Amid Post-Ceasefire Violence

A prominent opposition figure in Venezuela was killed after a high-powered firefight with security... ReadLeer
/ Security Policy

Venezuela Opposition Leader Killed in Government Security Operation

Has Colombia's FARC really left the country's criminal scene? Yes, and absolutely not. The rebel... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

GameChangers 2017: Is Colombia’s FARC Really Gone?

The commander of Brazil’s army has expressed concerns over the potential for corruption and... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Domestic Military Deployments Could Lead to Corruption, Politicization: Brazil Army Chief

Two congressmen in Venezuela allege that members of the armed forces play a central role in the... ReadLeer
/ Illegal Mining

Venezuela Politicians Accuse Military of Involvement in Contraband Mineral Trade

Corruption scandals have continued to break at dizzying pace across Latin America throughout 2017,... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

GameChangers 2017: Anti-Corruption Successes Fuel Elite Backlash

Authorities in the United States indicted several alleged members of the MS13 gang, offering a... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

US Indictment Suggests MS13 Expanding Communications, Drug Trafficking

Venezuela's role as a hotbed for organized crime in the Americas has deepened this year. The... ReadLeer
/ GameChangers

GameChangers 2017: Venezuela’s Maduro Administration Strengthens Criminal Ties