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Soccer tournament 'Copa America' will take place in Brazil
With the Copa America soccer tournament nearing kickoff, authorities in Brazil have employed a... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Copa America Beefs Up Security in Brazil To Prevent Soccer Gang Violence

New US sanctions against a former Mexican state governor and a top magistrate for links to the... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Ex-Governor Bribed by Jalisco Cartel Tests Mexico’s Anti-Corruption Resolve

The recent appearance of threatening graffiti targeting political, social and student leaders in... ReadLeer
/ Colectivos

Graffiti Death Threats – Venezuela’s New Tool of Fear

Corruption seems to be the common denominator in Guatemalan politics, particularly in an election... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

The Tale of a Guatemala Mayor and Half a Ton of Cocaine

A new US list of corruption suspects in Central America includes officials with ties to sitting... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

US Corruption List Highlights Northern Triangle Presidents’ Criminal Ties

A violent criminal gang known as "La Línea" has triggered several deadly shootouts in battles with... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

‘La Línea’ Gang Takes Deadly Hold on Colombia-Venezuela Border

A Venezuelan criminal gang has migrated to the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago -- sounding... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

Venezuela Gang Muscles Into Trinidad and Tobago, Others May Follow

Petty extortion has plagued business in Mexico City for years, but the recent killing of a local... ReadLeer
/ Extortion

Cartel Extortion Getting Worse for Businesses in Mexico City

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

Op-Ed: Organized 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