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A US jury has found former Sinaloa Cartel kingpin “El Chapo” Guzmán guilty of heading a... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

US Jury Finds El Chapo Guilty, But Mexico Drug War Wages On

The largest gold deposit in Ecuador is in the hands of organized crime. At the end of 2017,... ReadLeer
/ Ecuador

Large Deposit Brings Illegal Gold Rush to Ecuador

In October 2017, two Chinese men—Xiaobing Yan and Jian Zhang—were indicted for conspiring to... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Fentanyl Case Shows China’s Scary Ability to Adapt

Since surging into the market in 2013, fentanyl has become the most lethal category of opioid in... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Fentanyl: Summary and Major Findings

A former top police official in Nicaragua says civilian squads that brutally repressed... ReadLeer
/ Nicaragua

Nicaragua President Ordered ‘Parapolice’ to Stalk, Kill Protesters: Fmr Police

Two death threats were made against the president of Mexico in the same week from two different... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

AMLO Security Crackdown Met With Mexico Cartel Death Threats

The number of imprisoned women in Guatemala has quadrupled in the past five years, influenced by an... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

The Collaborators in Guatemala: Chained to the MS13

With four former presidents embroiled in corruption scandals, Peru’s President Martín Vizcarra... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Peru’s Crusade Against Corruption Faces Severe Uphill Struggle

The latest in a series of investigations involving former Honduras President Porfirio Lobo, his... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Corruption Probe Catches Up With Former Honduras President Porfirio Lobo

A new report says that some of Mexico’s most powerful criminal organizations are overseeing loan... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombian Loan Sharks in Mexico Enjoy Major Cartel Protection

A new pro-government Venezuelan militia or “colectivo" allegedly trained by Colombian rebels may... ReadLeer
/ Colectivos

Guerrilla-Trained ‘Colectivo’ Threatens Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela

At 15, you are a woman, a gang member for the Barrio 18, in a marginal barrio of Honduras. You... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

The Collaborators in Honduras: The Girls Who Want to be Mortal