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Monthly Archives: December 2018

In early December, authorities dramatically curtailed the power of the Pelle-Vottari clan -  a... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Inside the Mafia-Run Cocaine Network Shattered by European Police

Costa Rica has been a beacon of peace in a conflict- and crime-ridden region since the abolition... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

Costa Rica Remains Peaceful In Fight Against Crime

The city of Cali in Colombia is on track to see a drop in homicides for the fifth straight year,... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Cali Deaths Keep Dropping, City Still Worst in Colombia

Controversy surrounding the extension and modifications of a crucial law in Colombia shows the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Legal Changes Jeopardize Future of FARC Agreement

Homicide rates in El Salvador are set to be at their lowest in years, yet the number of... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Homicides Down, Disappearances Up: El Salvador’s Conflicting Numbers

The killing of Óscar Mauricio Pachón, alias "Puntilla", leader of the criminal band Los... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Impact of Puntilla Death Likely Limited in Colombia Underworld

In the fourth season of Netflix’s Narcos, actor Tenoch Huerta’s portrayal of Mexico drug... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Tenoch Huerta on Playing Nuanced Caro Quintero in ‘Narcos Mexico’

Venezuela authorities are touting their seizure of 28 alleged drug planes as a triumph in the fight... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

More Venezuela Drug Plane Seizures Signal Trafficking Increase

A violent attack on a courthouse days after the sentencing of 34 members of Argentina’s most... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

From Prison in Argentina, Monos Leaders Show Power

Authorities in Mexico are seeking to attack the finances of the country’s most powerful organized... ReadLeer
/ Jalisco Cartel

Will Targeting CJNG Finances Help Mexico Break Powerful Crime Group?

A recent meeting in Venezuela between the leaders of two Colombian guerrilla groups may signal... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

FARC Dissidents and the ELN Turn Venezuela Into Criminal Enclave

A new investigation alleges that one of the most influential evangelical pastors in Guatemala took... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

‘Cash Luna’ Corruption Case May Reveal Guatemala Nexus of Drugs and Religion