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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

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

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

Sharon welcomes us to her home in the baking jungle of Pucallpa. She wears sandals and a long... ReadLeer
/ Gender and Organized Crime

Trans Women: The Unseen Victims of Human Trafficking