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Uruguay faces setbacks in legal marijuana program
Uruguay's biggest bank is shuttering accounts linked to pharmacies that are legally selling... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

US Banking Laws Could Hinder Uruguay’s Legal Marijuana Program

Keiko Fujimori, accused of ties to Odebrecht scandal
With four former presidents either in jail or fleeing arrest and another top politician now facing... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Another Top Peru Politician Embroiled in Odebrecht Scandal

The gang-related "Truce Trial" continues in El Salvador
A trial in El Salvador has brought to light new revelations about the extent of the relationships... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

After El Salvador Gang Truce Trial, 5 Doubts Remain

Kids behind bars in Brazil
In recent years, heavy-handed strategies and mass incarceration have been the preferred tactics... ReadLeer
/ Belize

Jails Help Turn Kids Into Criminals. In Belize, There’s a Better Way.

Former Guatemalan minister Sinibaldi charged with money laundering
A former presidential candidate, who was also a minister during the administration of jailed former... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala Investigates Another Top Official of Pérez Molina Govt

Drug consumption is heightening violence in Costa Rica
An increase in domestic drug sales and consumption in Costa Rica appears to be fueling rising... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

Costa Rica Local Drug Consumption Fueling Rising Murder Rate

Police training is lacking in new criminal justice system, experts say.
Mexico's new justice system went into effect in June 2016. But because the law was constrained by a... ReadLeer
/ Judicial Reform

Six Shortcomings of Mexico’s New Justice System

The day after the arrest of Castillo, police began removing the stands surrounding La Salada.
Authorities in Argentina successfully interrupted a major extortion ring in the capital Buenos... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina Police Extorted Black Market Buenos Aires Shopkeepers: Officials