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Honduras Guns Feeding Central America’s Arms Trade

Honduras is awash with weapons; a result of lax gun laws and a legacy of decades of civil conflict. The arms trade is flourishing in Central America and Honduras is...
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Honduras Finds 6.6 Tons Cocaine on Narco-Submarine

Honduras authorities, working with U.S. help, recovered a record-breaking 6.6 tons of cocaine from a semi-submersible vessel intercepted in the Caribbean Sea close...
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Almost 8 Tons Cocaine Seized in Caribbean

Almost eight tons of cocaine headed for Central America has been seized in two raids conducted with cooperation between authorities from Colombia, the United...
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Honduran Weapons for Colombian Cocaine: The Paramilitary Trafficking Routes

A court case involving one of Colombia's most powerful drug traffickers sheds light on how cocaine flowed to Central America in exchange for arms in the heyday of...
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Honduras Politician: 40% Police Tied to Organized Crime

The vice president of the Honduran Congress has claimed that police chiefs say up to 40 percent of their officers are involved in organized...
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Honduras Catches First Narco-Sub

Honduras' Navy intercepted a semi-submersible vessel, containing between three and five tons of cocaine, in the Caribbean...
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Ungoverned Spaces in the Americas, Part I

Southern Pulse examines those areas of Latin America where there is no state presence, and transnational criminal organizations are able to...
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Barrio 18

The 18th Street Gang, also known as "Barrio 18," is one of the largest youth gangs in the Western Hemisphere. Like its better known rival, the Mara Salvatrucha...
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Barrio 18

The 18th Street Gang, also known as "Barrio 18," is one of the largest youth gangs in the Western Hemisphere. Like its better known rival, the Mara Salvatrucha...