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Monthly Archives: February 2018

The alleged abduction and murder of federal agents in Mexico by the Jalisco Cartel New Generation... ReadLeer
/ Jalisco Cartel

Is Mexico’s CJNG Following in the Footsteps of the Zetas?

Two months after a scandal over the abduction of a police officer by members of her own elite unit,... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

After Scandal, El Salvador Police Trade One Elite Unit for Another

The head of an international anti-corruption body in Honduras has resigned in protest of what he... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Head of Honduras Anti-Graft Body Resigns, Claims Lack of OAS Support

The United Nations has it eyes set on El Salvador. In a period of a few months, four of its top... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

‘El Salvador Must Break the Cycle of Impunity’: UN Rep

Brazil’s biggest annual celebration came to a close amid several indications of deepening... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

At Rio Carnival, Crime and Corruption Overshadow Brazil’s Biggest Party

The Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) is one of the world’s largest and arguably most violent street gangs.... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

MS13 in the Americas: Major Findings

In our February 15 Facebook Live session, Co-Director Steven Dudley, Senior Investigator Héctor... ReadLeer
/ Criminal Migration

Weekly InSight: Behind the Scenes of Our Investigation of MS13 in the Americas

Recent reports highlight a loophole in Canada’s laws that could facilitate money laundering by... ReadLeer
/ Canada

Canada’s Laws Leave Door Open for Money Laundering by LatAm Groups

Argentina is taking new steps to solidify its security relationship with the United States, a move... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina Seeks Deeper Security Ties With US Amid Questionable Policy Shift

Dany Balmore Romero García was sitting in class at a vocational college in El Salvador when he got... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

MS13 Gang Truce: Social vs. Criminal Capital

On December 13, 2015, MS13 gang leader Edwin Mancía Flores, alias “Shugar,” made a phone call... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

MS13: Hierarchy vs. Federation

The arrest in Guatemala of former President Álvaro Colom adds to the list of former heads of... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala Authorities, CICIG Target Yet Another Former President