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Monthly Archives: January 2019

It is hard to be optimistic for 2019. The current trends all point to a strengthening of organized... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine Production

GameChangers 2018: 5 Reasons LatAm Organized Crime Will Strengthen in 2019

Mexico’s new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (known as AMLO), was sworn in on December... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico’s New National Guard Unlikely To Stem Crimewave

The swearing in of Nicolás Maduro for a second presidential term demonstrates just how deeply... ReadLeer
/ Cartel de los Soles

Venezuela Criminal Structures Bolster Maduro in Second Term

Which criminal structures have gained the most strength in Latin America in 2018? Three groups, all... ReadLeer
/ ELN

GameChangers 2018: The Criminal ‘Winners’ in Latin America

The six bodies, minus their heads, were dumped just before dawn on a morning in late October. They... ReadLeer
/ Eco Trafficking

Illegal Logging in Chihuahua is Now Mexico Cartel Territory

While traditional criminal organizations have widened their portfolios dramatically in recent... ReadLeer
/ Coca

GameChangers 2018: As Opioids and Cocaine Boom, the Americas Wilt

The northern state of Ceará in Brazil has become a battlefield after government plans to clamp... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Ceará Gang Truce Shows Brazil Government Could Be Common Enemy

Guatemala President Jimmy Morales has pushed his country to the brink of a constitutional crisis in... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala President Causes Constitutional Crisis to Oust CICIG

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Turbulence reigned in 2018, but there was one constant: the flow of Venezuelans fleeing their... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

GameChangers 2018: Venezuelan Migration a New Gold Mine for Organized Crime

Witness testimony from a former close associate of El Chapo and the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico has... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

Testimony of Top Sinaloa Cartel Member May Sink ‘El Chapo’ Defense

Two years after the signing of a peace deal between the Colombian government and the FARC,... ReadLeer
/ Coca

How Organized Crime Profits from Deforestation in Colombia

Photo de President Jimmy Morales
As 2018 came to a close, two things became clear: the once impenetrable armor against corruption... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

GameChangers 2018: Threatened by Inquiries, Central American Elites Strike Back