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Monthly Archives: March 2018

An ongoing conflict between Colombia’s two last remaining guerrilla groups continues to escalate... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Colombia’s Last Guerrillas Escalate Battle to Control Cocaine Hub

A new report studying marijuana legalization in Uruguay suggests that the industry has a... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

High Expectations for Legal Marijuana in Uruguay Despite Challenges: Report

Mexico continues to be one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, according to... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Mexico Journalists Face Violence From Both Officials and Crime Groups: Report

Social leaders in Colombia are being killed at an alarming rate following the government's signing... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Colombia Social Leaders Caught in Crossfire of Battle for Pacific Coast

An annual US report on international drug trafficking suggests that Latin America continues to... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

Latin America Falls Short on Anti-Crime Efforts: US State Department

President Donald Trump cites the MS13 to justify his administration’s crackdown on illegal... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

MS13 Is a Street Gang, Not a Drug Cartel — and the Difference Matters

Recent accusations against a former mayor in El Salvador of exchanging real estate with a drug... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Fugitive El Salvador Mayor Accused of Aiding Transnational Organized Crime

Guatemala President Jimmy Morales' announced reduction of the role of the military in citizen... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Guatemala Changes Army’s Role Amid Political Crisis

On the same day that Colombia’s biggest guerrilla group, the ELN, resumed peace talks with the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia’s Last Guerrillas Fight Over Cocaine Hub

In just under two months, the president of Guatemala will appoint a new attorney general. Before... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Northern Triangle Attorneys General Facing Setbacks in Fight Against Corruption

The recent arrest of an ex-FARC criminal boss who controlled swathes of drug trafficking territory... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Ex-FARC Mafia Boss Had Cocaine Network, Mexico Ties

A United Nation’s body has accused Mexico's government of fabricating evidence and using torture... ReadLeer
/ Ayotzinapa

UN Points to Abuses, Cover Up in Mexico’s Ayotzinapa Investigation