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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Costa Rica has traditionally been perceived as a bastion of security in crime-ravaged Central... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

Costa Rica Profile

Despite its proximity to cocaine-producing Andean countries, Chile has not suffered the negative... ReadLeer
/ Chile

Chile Profile

In an extraordinary admission of wrongdoing that could upend a process to select the new attorney... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

A New Inquiry, A Mea Culpa and Another Possible Crisis in Guatemala

A controversial commission has selected the final candidates for Guatemala's next attorney general,... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala Attorney General Nominations Threaten Anti-Graft Efforts

With concerns mounting over the aftermath of Colombia's peace deal with the FARC rebels, Ecuador's... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Amid Concerns Over FARC Peace Deal, Ecuador Stops Hosting ELN Talks

A recent string of militia-linked murders in Brazil is sparking increased public discussion about... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Spate of Murders in Brazil Shines Spotlight on Militia Phenomenon

Authorities in Chile have dismantled a transnational network that used travel agencies to traffic... ReadLeer
/ Chile

Insecurity in Haiti Laid Groundwork for Trafficking Ring in Chile

Authorities in Honduras recently discovered another coca farm in a traditional organized crime... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Honduras Finds Another Coca Farm in Organized Crime Stronghold

Members of the ex-FARC mafia along the Colombia-Ecuador border are under heightened pressure from... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Ex-FARC Mafia Under Fire After Death of Kidnapped Journalists

The Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) murders people, assaults people, takes over neighborhoods ... and makes... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

The Role of Music in the MS13

El Salvador officials boast that the use of “extraordinary measures” has improved security in... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Reality Belies El Salvador Govt Rhetoric on ‘Extraordinary Measures’

Funding for the implementation of Colombia's peace process with the FARC guerrilla group has come... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Corruption Plagues Implementation of Colombia-FARC Peace Deal