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Authorities in Colombia have captured one of the last remaining leaders of the Urabeños, a... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Authorities ‘Narrow In’ on Urabeños Leader With Latest Arrest

Colombia presidential candidates 2018
Colombia’s presidential election, scheduled for May 27, comes at a critical time in the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

How Will Colombia’s Next President Fight Organized Crime?

Despite Argentina's prominent role as a money laundering center and as a drug transit and... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina Profile

Photo: Howard Yanes/AP
Colombia and Venezuela have shared criminal dynamics for decades. Colombia has pushed cocaine... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia and Venezuela: Criminal Siamese Twins   

In May 2011, a 26-year-old prison gang leader held 4,000 members of the Venezuelan security forces,... ReadLeer
/ Infographics

The Devolution of State Power: ‘The Pranes’

In our May 17 Facebook Live session, co-director Jerry McDermott and Spanish editor Ronna Rísquez... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Weekly InSight: Is Venezuela a Mafia State?

Authorities in Uruguay are facing mounting public pressure to pursue hardline security strategies... ReadLeer
/ Security Policy

Uruguay Faces Rising Public Pressure to Militarize Fight Against Crime

Photo: Carlos Ramírez
They are known by supporters as “knights of steel” on their motorcycles, and as the most ardent... ReadLeer
/ Colectivos

The Devolution of State Power: The ‘Colectivos’

A former president in El Salvador is set to stand trial for allegedly embezzling hundreds of... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Former El Salvador President to Stand Trial for Money Laundering

The dismantling, for the second time in two years, of a drug trafficking organization in Costa Rica... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

Costa Rica Dismantles Maximum Security Inmate’s Drug Ring, Again

Amid an increasingly tense political environment, María Consuelo Porras will become Guatemala’s... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

3 Ways to Measure Guatemala’s New Attorney General

Photo: Fernando Llano 
In Latin America, criminal entrepreneurs in the form of cartels, have traditionally run drug... ReadLeer
/ Cartel de los Soles

Drug Trafficking Within the Venezuelan Regime: The ‘Cartel of the Suns’