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Seuxis Paucis Hernández Solarte, alias “Jesús Santrich,” is the name on everyone’s lips,... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

‘Jesús Santrich’ Case at the Epicenter of Colombia’s Peace Process

Authorities in Colombia have arrested a former hitman for Pablo Escobar and the notorious Medellín... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

US Helps Colombia Arrest Longtime Medellín Underworld Figure ‘Popeye’

Colombian officials have released new estimates of the number of former guerrillas murdered since... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Former FARC Combatant Killings Could Fuel More Dissidence

Photo: Natacha Pisarenko/AP
José Luis Merino is one of the most powerful figures in El Salvador’s governing political party... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Venezuela and El Salvador: Exporting Aid and Corruption

A US court handed down a life sentence to a Honduran drug trafficker linked to the Sinaloa Cartel... ReadLeer
/ Extradition

US Life Sentence for Honduras Partner of ‘El Chapo’ Sets Precedent

Authorities in Costa Rica have arrested several members of a drug trafficking network led by former... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

Costa Rica Arrests Point to Security Forces’ Growing Drug Trade Ties

US President Donald Trump is doubling down on his administration’s rhetorical campaign against... ReadLeer
/ MS13

Trump Doubles Down on Inaccurate Link Between MS13, Immigration

Photo: Ricardo Arduengo/AP 
Drug traffickers have a problem exporting drugs from Venezuela. There are few commercial flights,... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Dominican Republic and Venezuela: Cocaine Across the Caribbean

Authorities in Colombia have dismantled a subterranean cocaine hydrochloride-producing laboratory... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Dismantles Underground Drug Lab Linked to Ex-FARC Mafia

A friend of Paraguay's president accused of leading a large, international money laundering scheme... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Paraguay President’s ‘Soul Brother’ Could Surrender in Laundering Case

Photo: Arnulfo Franco
On the morning of Sunday, June 28, 2009, Honduran soldiers burst into the presidential palace in... ReadLeer
/ Cachiros

Honduras and Venezuela: Coup and Cocaine Air Bridge  

A new report suggests Colombia should pivot away from traditional drug eradication measures that... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Boosting Legal Market for Coca Could Reduce Colombia Violence: Report