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Mauricio Macri took office in Argentina in December 2015
Four years after coming to power, Argentina’s Mauricio Macri is leaving the presidential office... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Macri Leaves Office in Argentina With Mixed Reviews on Crime

A recent Crisis Group report explores criminal dynamics in the Guyanese mining region bordering... ReadLeer
/ Contraband

Guyana’s Mining Region is Open Door to Venezuelan Organized Crime

The seizure of a marijuana shipment of over 4 tons in Chile in mid-November, the largest drug bust... ReadLeer
/ Chile

Chile’s Status as Marijuana Destination of Choice Confirmed by Record Bust

Cocaine seizures in Brazil have hit a record high this year -- with the vast majority of drugs... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Record Cocaine Seizures in Brazil Reveals Drug Flooding Ports

Prosecutors in Costa Rica are investigating a suspected organ trafficking ring at a hospital in the... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

Costa Rica Struggling to Stop Repeated Organ Trafficking Cases

A Venezuelan island in the Caribbean that is a popular tourist destination was used by a Colombian... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Drug Traffickers Used Venezuela’s Isla Margarita as Backdoor to Europe

For the second consecutive year, some of Latin America’s leading academics and experts in the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

InSight Crime Conference Talks Trends, Perspectives on LatAm Organized Crime

Murders have spiked in a northern Colombia town that borders Venezuela, is home to armed groups,... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Wave of Murders Hits Small Coca-Producing Town in Northern Colombia

A Costa Rican crime group earned more than $100,000 providing logistical support to drug... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

‘Transportista’ Groups Expand Operations in Costa Rica

The US court case of Horacio Triana, known as Colombia's "emerald czar," will focus on drug... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Will US Court Case Shine Light on Colombia’s Corrupt Emerald Industry?

El Salvador officials have announced the deployment of more than 3,000 troops to protect coffee... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Can Armed Soldiers Really Solve El Salvador’s Coffee Woes?

The discovery of a narco-submarine in Spain has raised questions about where and how these vessels... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Legend of Colombia’s Narco-Subs Reaching Europe Becomes Reality