Investigation and Analysis of Organized Crime
Criminal groups called colectivos are operating in Venezuela’s main mining state

Armed Groups Spread Crime and Chaos in Venezuela Mining Region

Three violent events in less than two weeks attributed to pro-government criminal groups in Venezuela’s Bolívar state show how far they have expanded and strengthened in a mining conflict... Read more

Arming Mexico Oil Company Staff is Risky Business

Mexico’s state-owned oil company has begun training and arming its security staff, a risky...

Alleged Corruption Plagues Selection of El Salvador‘s Top Prosecutor

Several candidates for Attorney General in El Salvador, as well as some of the deputies responsible...

For Informant, a Treacherous Road to Justice in El Salvador

Even under the best of circumstances, there are few incentives to become a cooperating witness in...

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