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Monthly Archives: August 2018

In a bold move that may further stoke tension in his Central American nation, Guatemala President... ReadLeer
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Guatemala President Announces End of CICIG’s Mandate

President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala has many public enemies, but there is one who costs him more... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

All Hands on Deck to Hide Jimmy Morales’ ‘Ghost Flight’

Authorities in the United States have sentenced two high-level soccer officials to jail time in... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Jail Time for LatAm Officials Won’t Kick FIFA Corruption Problem

With crime and violence on the rise across Brazil, security has become a major theme in the run-up... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

How Brazil’s Presidential Candidates Would Tackle Deepening Insecurity

Rivers of gasoline flow across the desert border from Venezuela into Colombia’s La Guajira... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

New Criminal Group Runs Fuel Smuggling at Colombia-Venezuela Border

A longtime powerbroker in Guatemala has withdrawn his plea for asylum in the United States and will... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala Powerbroker Withdraws US Asylum Plea To Face Criminal Charges

Mexico’s President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has used his transition period before... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico’s Proposed Institutional Reforms Unlikely to Yield Change in Security

Authorities disarmed and relieved of their duties an entire municipal police force in central... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Suspension of Entire Local Police Force Shows Depth of Mexico Corruption

The United Nations illicit crop monitoring program reported an increase in coca prices and new... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

Coca Crops and Their Prices Grew in Bolivia in 2017: UNODC Report

In this week's podcast, we finish our series on illegal campaign financing in Guatemala, focusing... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

InSight Crime Podcast: The Good Student

Reports have emerged that guerrilla group the ELN has taken control of the heroin business in the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Who Controls Colombia’s Enduring Heroin Trade

The restructuring of Colombia's underworld in the wake of the demobilization of the FARC guerrillas... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Shifting Ex-FARC Mafia Alliances Fuel Colombia Criminal Shakeup