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Officials in Ecuador have deployed armed forces to various prisons around the country in an effort... ReadLeer
/ Ecuador

Ecuador Sends in Troops Amid Troubling Prison Gang Violence

The hijacking of 11 vehicles loaded with contraband by ex-FARC Mafia along the border with Ecuador... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Ex-FARC Mafia Shaking Down Smugglers on Colombia-Ecuador Border

Newly unveiled testimony from the brother of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández about his... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Testimony Brings Honduras President Closer to Brother’s Drug Trade Ties

The recent murders of an air force general and five other security officials in Venezuela, believed... ReadLeer
/ Megabandas

General’s Murder Hints at Complete Impunity for Venezuela Megabandas

The capture of a former FARC leader in Colombia has revealed how he tried to falsely enlist drug... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Drug Dealers Masqueraded as FARC to Enter Colombia’s Peace Process

Hammerhead sharks are among the species at risk from illegal fishing in Colombia's Malpelo reserve.
Colombia's island of Malpelo, home to a vast marine reserve, is suffering the consequences of... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Fails to Tackle Illegal Fishing in Malpelo Reserve

On May 7, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree relaxing gun ownership laws, raising... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Brazil’s New Gun Laws Risk Raising Body Count

The mafia that makes trafficking of illegally-sourced wood possible in Peru is not made up of... ReadLeer
/ Eco-Trafficking

Timber Laundering in Peru: The Mafia Within

Guatemala's upcoming presidential elections continue to be marred by a raft of graft probes as... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Endless Corruption Probes Overshadow Upcoming Guatemala Elections

Illegal timber in Peru is sourced and sold across the country. But most of the money laundering... ReadLeer
/ Eco-Trafficking

Timber Laundering in Peru: The Mafia in the Middle

An escalating conflict between the Urabeños and the ELN has held thousands of people hostage... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

ELN-Urabeños Clashes Leave Thousands Trapped in Bojayá, Colombia

The president of Mexico’s has recently declared victory over the country’s fuel thieves, and... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Early Gains Cloud Need for Long-Term Approach for Mexico’s Oil Thieves