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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Honduras authorities recently seized five airplanes thought to have been used to transport drugs... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Is Honduras Losing the Fight Against Aerial Drug Trafficking?

Nightly clashes between criminal gangs and a questionable police operation have engulfed one of... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Medellín, Colombia’s Comuna 13 Sees Resurgence of Violence

The presence of a new Brazilian crime boss operating on the border with Paraguay illustrates the... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

New PCC Crime Boss Consolidates Power on Brazil-Paraguay Border

Electoral pacts between politicians of all stripes and gangs in El Salvador are no longer... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Gangs Influence Local Politics in the Capital: Report

The arrest of a powerful FARC dissident in Colombia illustrates how intensifying criminalization of... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Arrest of Major FARC Dissident Casts Doubt on Colombia Peace Accords

A relatively new party in Mexico won big in a recent election, while the long-dominant political... ReadLeer
/ Jalisco Cartel

Mexico’s Ascendant Political Party Could Lead Big Shift on Security

The growing role of Guayaquil, Ecuador as a hub for international cocaine trafficking reflects the... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

More Cocaine Leaving Ecuador Shows Flaws in Anti-Drug Strategies

In our July 5 Facebook Live session, Spanish editor Ronna Rísquez and Senior Investigator Ángela... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Weekly InSight: The Capture of Colombia’s ‘Rambo’

Uruguay President Tabaré Vázquez has introduced legislation aimed at refocusing the country’s... ReadLeer
/ Prisons

Uruguay Proposes Restructuring Prison System to Focus on Rehabilitation

The recent decision of two alternate judges in Guatemala to release 10 people implicated in an... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala Judges Release Suspects in Major Corruption Case

Honduras' Congress rejected its own commission’s proposal for a replacement for the current... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Honduras AG Reelection: A Pyrrhic Victory for the Status Quo?

The recent arrest of a top Barrio Azteca leader in Mexico offers additional insight into the... ReadLeer
/ Barrio Azteca

Barrio Azteca Leader’s Arrest Casts Doubt on Trump Border Rhetoric