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New orders from Colombia’s military leadership showing a possible return to policies that... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Unconvincingly Walks Back Controversial Military Plan

The intoxication of 204 inmates in a prison in Ecuador is the latest revelation of deep-seated... ReadLeer
/ Ecuador

Corruption Leaves Ecuador’s Prisoners Facing Precarious Conditions

The economic crisis in Venezuela has seen criminal gangs find ways to turn chaos into opportunity.... ReadLeer
/ Criminal Migration

In Venezuela, Crime Literally Doesn’t Pay

Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has promised to use assets seized from criminal... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Mexico’s Criminal Asset Forfeiture Plan Faces Teething Problems

A turf war among the founders of Familia do Norte, northern Brazil’s most powerful crime group,... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil Prisons Become Battlegrounds for Familia do Norte Civil War

A park ranger’s shooting in Costa Rica and the slaying of another in a Colombian reserve show the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

The Increasing Dangers Facing Latin America’s Park Rangers

Cartel killings of mayors in Mexico have reached record numbers, but the motivations behind them... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

What’s Behind the Killings of Mexico’s Mayors?

Argentina's Federal Police Force has nearly 30,000 members
The arrest of the federal police chief in Argentina's strategically located province of Santa Fe on... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina’s Corrupt Federal Police: A Few Bad Apples?

The longtime loan sharking tactic in Colombia known as “gota a gota,” or drop by drop, has... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

In Colombia, Loan Sharking is Now Just a Click Away

Authorities in Colombia have recently arrested three leaders of the Oficina de Envigado, a mafia... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

For Medellín’s Oficina Capos, the Shuffle is Part of the Game

In late March, President Donald Trump followed up on his threat to suspend US aid to El Salvador,... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Why US Aid Cuts to Central America Will Help Organized Crime

Seuxis Pausías Hernández Solarte, alias “Jesús Santrich,” is a well-known member of the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia Personalities

Seuxis Pausías Hernández, alias “Jesús Santrich”