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A number of criminal groups across Latin America are ordering ceasefires and exerting control over... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

What Does Coronavirus Mean for Criminal Governance in Latin America?

The Colombian criminal group Los Rastrojos is fighting a two-front war: against ELN guerrillas... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Rastrojos Under Siege at Colombia-Venezuela Border

The Ghost, a paramilitary drug lord, has moved to Madrid with his millions of drug dollars. He has... ReadLeer

The Ghost Lives the High Life in Madrid

“The Ghost” had fled Medellín, tied off loose ends in the underworld and perhaps suspended his... ReadLeer

Tracking the Ghost: Follow the Money

After the demobilization of the AUC in 2006, the paramilitary high command was behind bars. All... ReadLeer

The Ghost Loses Drug Trafficking Partners

In 1997, the paramilitary army began its bloody campaign across Colombia, supposedly to fight the... ReadLeer

The Ghost and His Paramilitary Army

The hunt for “Will the Ghost,” or “Memo Fantasma” had stalled once again. The name... ReadLeer

Hunting the Ghost: a Face and a Name

Drug traffickers today have realized that their best protection is not a private army, but rather... ReadLeer

‘The Invisibles’ of the Drug World

A new US report documents how pretrial detentions continue to overcrowd Latin America’s prison... ReadLeer
/ Human Rights

Report: Pretrial Detentions Continue to Plague Latin American Prisons

Gilberto Aparecido Dos Santos, alias “Fuminho,” is one of the leaders of Brazil’s largest and... ReadLeer
/ Brazil Personalities

Gilberto Aparecido Dos Santos, alias ‘Fuminho’

US prosecutors have charged Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and his closest allies with drug... ReadLeer
/ Cartel de los Soles

Venezuela President’s Drug Trafficking Exploits Detailed in US Indictment

In Putumayo, as in much of Colombia, female coca growers face a difficult choice: obey armed groups... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

The Women Who Want to Leave Coca Behind in Colombia’s Putumayo