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Colombian authorities have arrested two Iranian citizens on charges of overseeing illegal mining in... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Iranian Gold, Platinum Smugglers Arrested in Colombia’s Chocó

Having become one of the more visible criminal actors in Colombia due to their war with the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Caparrapos Thriving in Colombia Due to Alliances With ELN, Ex-FARC Mafia

Authorities in Bolivia have arrested a major player in the Castedo Clan, one of the most powerful... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina’s Castedo Clan Continues to Survive Despite Top Arrests

Hezbollah's explicit support for Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro could be the first step in... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Hezbollah’s Backing of Maduro May Shine Light on Links With Venezuela

Though violence has decreased in Guatemala, recent deadly attacks against buses show that public... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Growing Extortion Spurs Wave of Deadly Bus Attacks in Guatemala

Although human trafficking continues to surge on the continent, improved legislation and the... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Human Trafficking Conviction Rates on the Rise in Latin America

Ecuadorean security forces are on high alert after receiving reports Colombia’s ELN guerrillas... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Ecuador Warned of Potential Cross-Border Attack by ELN

Cocaine seizures at two of Europe’s biggest and busiest ports jumped by more than a quarter over... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine Production

Colombia Cocaine Boom Likely Behind Rising European Port Seizures

By claiming responsibility for the car bomb attack that took place on January 17 in Bogotá, the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

ELN Car Bomb in Bogotá Takes Fight to Colombia’s Cities

Image: Supporter of president Jair Bolsonaro wears a trump mask
With InSight Crime’s Criminal GameChangers 2018, we highlighted the most important trends in... ReadLeer

Criminal GameChangers 2018: The Full Report

The homicide rate in El Salvador has spiked after authorities in the Central American nation saw a... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Political Mafias Helped Empower Gangs, says El Salvador Security Expert

An uprising of soldiers against the government of Nicolás Maduro has raised questions about... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Venezuela Soldiers Mutiny, Lambast Corrupt Military Leadership