Investigation and Analysis of Organized Crime

Death From Above: The Use of Police Helicopters in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro police are increasingly using helicopters to fire on suspected criminals in what is another representation of Governor Witzel’s hardline crime... Read more

El Salvador Inmates Defy Phone Ban With Toilet Paper, Toothpaste

A government crackdown on phone use in prisons has led inmates in El Salvador to adopt desperate...

Despite Recent Arrests, Rio’s Militias Are Here to Stay

Police in Rio de Janeiro have targeted one of the city's oldest and largest militias, but the...

Resurgence of Coca in Putumayo Reflects Colombia’s Failed Strategy

The south of Putumayo has re-emerged as Colombia’s second-largest coca producing center,...

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