Investigation and Analysis of Organized Crime
Home Investigations



It was August 31, 1993, and the sun was shining when eight men entered a makeshift soccer pitch in... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

PCC Investigation: Introduction and Major Findings

For San Salvador resident Humberto Reyes, a sunny morning in the Historic Center’s sprawling... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

The ‘Protection Racket,’ Gangs and Violence in San Salvador

This is the second part of a three-part series on San Salvador’s Historic Center, the heart of... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

From Predators to Partners: How Gangs are Taking San Salvador

It was late 2016 and officials in San Salvador were preparing for the grand opening of a sparkling... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

How El Salvador President Bukele Deals with Gangs

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/ Timber Trafficking

Timber Mafias – Preying on Latin America’s Forests

Nearly eight months after the wiretaps were installed, the conversations on the phones suddenly... ReadLeer
/ Environmental Crime

Peru’s Patrones and Their Patrons

Chihuahua is Mexico’s biggest state, and more than a fifth of its 25,000 hectares is forested,... ReadLeer
/ Environmental Crime

How Drug Cartels Moved into Illegal Logging in Mexico

Catacamas is the largest municipality in Central America, home to thousands of square kilometers of... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

The Logging Barons of Catacamas, Honduras

In Santander, Colombia, timber traders corrupted regulatory, police and judicial systems on their... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

How Colombia Regulators Became Purveyors of Illegal Wood

As has been reiterated throughout this report, the participation of women in organized criminal... ReadLeer
/ Gender and Organized Crime

Conclusions and Recommendations