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A complex game of cat-and-mouse has unfolded over the last two weeks in one of Caracas’s most... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

The Hunt for ‘Wilexis’ – Manufactured Mayhem in Petare, Venezuela

US authorities have indicted a former Venezuelan congressman for serving as a go-between for... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

US Indictment Claims Venezuelan Politician Linked to Hezbollah, Hamas

The discovery of large amounts of cocaine in cargo shipped from Honduran and Guatemalan ports has... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Cocaine Seizures Expose Flaws at Guatemala, Honduras Ports

Two municipal police officers, Omar Nieves and Noemí Esperanza, were on routine patrol, sitting in... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

As Officer Murders Soar, Identity Crisis Plagues Mexico’s Local Police

Colombia’s top prosecutor says that Madrid-based businessman Guillermo León Acevedo Giraldo is... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Attorney General Confirms Identity of ‘Memo Fantasma’

As a wave of coronavirus infections hit Italy in late March, Rocco Molè, a member of the... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

What Lockdown? World’s Cocaine Traffickers Sniff at Movement Restrictions

While stark images of bodies in makeshift coffins left outside houses revealed how severely... ReadLeer
/ Coronavirus and Organized Crime

Corruption Hikes Price of Body Bags in Coronavirus-Hit Ecuador

The recent murder of Hugo Pinto Aguilar, a former congressman for Honduras' ruling National Party,... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Honduras Politician’s Murder Linked to Underworld Violence in Copán

The former head of Mexico’s federal police has been implicated in a money-laundering scheme that... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

The Never-Ending List of Allegations Against Mexico’s Former Top Cop

A top EPL guerrilla commander in Colombia was killed on order of its high command for treason -- an... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia’s EPL Bitterly Divided Between Political, Drug Trafficking Factions

Twenty-eight-year-old Honduran investigator Sherill Yubissa Hernández Mancía died two different... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

The Two Deaths of Agent Sherill Hernández in Honduras

The execution of a top Sinaloa Cartel enforcer who was recently in US custody and fled to Mexico... ReadLeer
/ El Mayo

Sinaloa Hitman’s Killing in Mexico Hints at Cartel Power Play