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A social media post claiming falsely that cocaine can cure COVID-19, better known as the... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

No, Cocaine Does Not Cure Coronavirus

Cheese has increasingly joined oil and other commodities smuggled along the border between Colombia... ReadLeer
/ Contraband

Contraband Cheese From Venezuela on Colombia’s Criminal Menu

In recent years, the port of Antwerp in Belgium has been the main entry point for cocaine into... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Can Port of Antwerp Truly Stem Cocaine Entering Europe?

An investigation in Bolivia has found that human trafficking goes largely unchecked throughout the... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

Bolivia Struggles to Help Its Human Trafficking Victims

Guatemalan authorities carried out raids at a shop selling illegally sourced artifacts, renewing... ReadLeer
/ Contraband

Black Market for Mayan Artifacts Still Thrives in Guatemala

The city of Manaus has awoken red in recent weeks: the painting of the Red Command gang's insignia... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Family of the North Likely Close to Its End in Manaus, Brazil

Armed men shot and killed a Brazilian journalist who covered police and drug trafficking along the... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

PCC Suspected in Journalist’s Killing on Brazil-Paraguay Border

José Manuel Sierra Sabogal, alias "Zarco Aldinever," served with the 51st, 52nd, and 26th fronts,... ReadLeer
/ Colombia Personalities

José Manuel Sierra Sabogal, alias ‘Zarco Aldinever’

A tactical military-style operation allegedly carried out by suspected gang members succeeded in... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Freeing of MS13 Leader in Honduras Raises More Questions Than Answers

Recent investigations in Colombia have found that government leaders and landowners in Colombia's... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Politicians, Businesses in Deforestation Free-For-All in Guaviare, Colombia

The arrest of suspected crime boss "El Contador," who is accused of being one of Colombia's most... ReadLeer
/ Coca

‘Contador’ – Colombia’s Sought After Patron of Cocaine

Rio de Janeiro’s ultra-conservative governor, Wilson Witzel, was elected in 2018 on a... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil’s Risky Bet on Tech to Fight Crime