Investigation and Analysis of Organized Crime

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What Is Behind Growing Violence In Costa Rica?

Costa Rica’s recently-elected President Carlos Alvarado Quesada has officially hit 100 days in office. But his government is still struggling to stall worsening violence that is being driven by local criminal groups battling for control of domestic drug...

Brazil Homicides Reach New Record Levels: Report

Brazil broke its own homicide record in 2017, according to a new report, as killings rose to unprecedented levels due to more violence related to organized crime and the...

Is Organized Crime Behind Uruguay’s Homicide Uptick?

After a spate of homicides in Uruguay, there is growing concern that violence is connected to organized crime groups, an assessment that could be premature and lead to an...

Mexico Organized Crime-Related Executions Hit Record High: Report

A new report says that executions linked to organized crime in Mexico have skyrocketed to record levels during the first six months of 2018, underscoring how shifting criminal...

LatAm Deadliest Region for Environmental Defenders: Report

A new report says that the majority of killings of land and environmental leaders last year took place in Latin America, underscoring how shifting organized crime dynamics put...

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For El Salvador Funeral Homes, Business is Booming

Many funeral homes in El Salvador are experiencing a veritable bonanza these days. One...

Searching for Accurate Homicide Data: Latin America’s ‘El Dorado’

Con la violencia en bajos niveles históricos en algunos lugares de Latinoamérica y en...

Motorcycle Killings: Criminal Modus Operandi in LatAm

Over 1,500 Guatemalans have reportedly been killed by motorcycle assassins since 2012,...

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