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Authorities on both sides of the US-Mexico border have seized far less marijuana in recent years... ReadLeer
/ Contraband

Marijuana Seizures Plummet in US and Mexico. Will Illegal Profits Follow?

Latin america seminar organized crime
After a year full of challenges for organized crime and dramatic shifts in Latin America’s... ReadLeer

Evolution of Transnational Organized Crime in the Americas

A new study from Transparency Venezuela says that the country’s weak criminal justice system,... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Venezuela Institutional Weaknesses Facilitate Cocaine Trafficking: Report

A representative of Central America's parliamentary institution from Guatemala has been linked to a... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala Elite’s Criminal Links Highlight Country’s Political Vulnerability

A security operation looking to regain control of the Bolivian border town of San Matías has... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

Bolivia-Brazil Border Remains Crime Hotspot

Expresidente de Honduras Porfirio Lobo
A new investigation has involved Ramón Lobo Sosa, brother of former Honduras president Honduras... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

New Corruption Case More Trouble for Embattled Former Honduras President

The rise of a new cartel that strong-arms vendors to sell homegrown cigarette brands in large parts... ReadLeer
/ Contraband

Tobacco Cartel May Mark Shift in Mexico Underworld

As the opioid crisis continues to ravage the United States, with a record number of overdose... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine Production

LatAm Crime Groups Adapting to Meet Growing US Drug Demand

A short cellphone video of a "mega-gang" leader in Venezuela shows him relaxed, partying and... ReadLeer
/ Megabandas

Venezuela Mega-Gang Leader Seen Partying, Symbol of State Abandonment

A recent attack by Colombian criminal group, Los Rastrojos, on a military base in Venezuela... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Rastrojos Demonstrate Power with Attack on Venezuela Military Base

Colombia’s newly announced proposals to disrupt drug production by cutting access to power... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Colombia Authorities in the Dark With New Anti-Drug Proposals

Citizens in Mexico are extorted once every hour and 15 minutes, underscoring how fundamental this... ReadLeer
/ Extortion

Underreporting Helps Extortion Thrive in Mexico, Latin America