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Juan Guaidó tried to bluff Nicólas Maduro at the Venezuelan political poker table, pretending he... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Op-Ed: Organised Crime Tightens its Grip on Venezuela

The recent arrest of an Argentine businessman, accused of financing the ELN in Colombia between... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

ELN Still Receiving Payments from Companies in Colombia

The capture of a top leader of Los Pachelly, a powerful gang centered in the town of Bello... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Captures Leader of Los Pachelly But Gang is Thriving

Foto: Alex Cruz/El Periódico de Guatemala
Kamilo Rivera was a cop, an executioner and government minister. He is now on the run. Kamilo... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Kamilo Rivera and the Ghosts of Guatemala’s Death Squads

Officials in Ecuador have deployed armed forces to various prisons around the country in an effort... ReadLeer
/ Ecuador

Ecuador Sends in Troops Amid Troubling Prison Gang Violence

The hijacking of 11 vehicles loaded with contraband by ex-FARC Mafia along the border with Ecuador... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Ex-FARC Mafia Shaking Down Smugglers on Colombia-Ecuador Border

Newly unveiled testimony from the brother of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández about his... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Testimony Brings Honduras President Closer to Brother’s Drug Trade Ties

The recent murders of an air force general and five other security officials in Venezuela, believed... ReadLeer
/ Megabandas

General’s Murder Hints at Complete Impunity for Venezuela Mega-Gangs

The capture of a former FARC leader in Colombia has revealed how he tried to falsely enlist drug... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Drug Dealers Masqueraded as FARC to Enter Colombia’s Peace Process

Hammerhead sharks are among the species at risk from illegal fishing in Colombia's Malpelo reserve.
Colombia's island of Malpelo, home to a vast marine reserve, is suffering the consequences of... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Fails to Tackle Illegal Fishing in Malpelo Reserve

On May 7, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree relaxing gun ownership laws, raising... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Brazil’s New Gun Laws Risk Raising Body Count

The mafia that makes trafficking of illegally-sourced wood possible in Peru is not made up of... ReadLeer
/ Eco Trafficking

Timber Laundering in Peru: The Mafia Within