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The government of El Salvador says that homicide data will only include “social violence” and... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador to Omit Key Data From Official Homicide Tally

A US federal court has sentenced former Sinaloa Cartel capo Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

El Chapo Has Been Jailed for Life, But Is Mexico Better Off?

Crime organizations in Mexico are increasingly recruiting children and adolescents to use as... ReadLeer
/ Human Rights

Mexico Criminal Groups Increase Child Recruitment Tactics

President Nicolás Maduro has announced changes to Venezuela’s highest military positions, in a... ReadLeer
/ Cartel de los Soles

The Criminal Ties of Maduro’s New Military Chiefs in Venezuela

Thousands of police and military have swept through the north Ecuador district of Buenos Aires in... ReadLeer
/ Ecuador

Crackdown on Illegal Mining Won’t End Ecuador’s Gold Rush

Paraguay’s Attorney General’s Office has attributed the recent murder of a farmhand to the... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Serious Doubts Surround Alleged EPP Attack in Paraguay

Rio de Janeiro police are increasingly using helicopters to fire on suspected criminals in what is... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Death From Above: The Use of Police Helicopters in Rio de Janeiro

A government crackdown on phone use in prisons has led inmates in El Salvador to adopt desperate... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Inmates Defy Phone Ban With Toilet Paper, Toothpaste

Samark López Bello is a Venezuelan businessman and currently a fugitive from American justice... ReadLeer
/ Cartel de los Soles

Samark López Bello

Police in Rio de Janeiro have targeted one of the city's oldest and largest militias, but the... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Despite Recent Arrests, Rio’s Militias Are Here to Stay

The south of Putumayo has re-emerged as Colombia’s second-largest coca producing center,... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Resurgence of Coca in Putumayo Reflects Colombia’s Failed Strategy

The brazen slaying of a trusted Sinaloa Cartel operative may look like just another symptom of... ReadLeer
/ Jalisco Cartel

Is the Jalisco Cartel Winning the Battle for Mexico’s Caribbean?