Investigation and Analysis of Organized Crime

NarcoCulture

The Role of Music in the MS13

The Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) murders people, assaults people, takes over neighborhoods ... and makes...

How Medellín’s Most Crime-Ridden Area Became a Top Tourist Destination

An area of Medellín once considered one of the most violent and crime-ridden places in Latin America is...

Medellín Exhibition Commemorates Violence, Resistance in Colombia

Medellín, Colombia is a city of paradoxes. Its multifacted nature is showcased in a powerful new exhibition that tells a story of local resistance to decades of extreme...

Spain Arrests Alleged Colombia Drug Kingpin Hiding in the Limelight

Authorities in Spain have arrested a Colombian with celebrity connections on accusations that he used his jet-set lifestyle...

At Rio Carnival, Crime and Corruption Overshadow Brazil’s Biggest Party

Brazil’s biggest annual celebration came to a close amid several indications of deepening insecurity in Rio de Janeiro, as well as ongoing concerns about corruption and criminal...

Editors' Picks

Mexico’s Narco Soap Operas Do More Than Just Glorify Drug Trade

The growing backlash against Mexican soap operas revolving around the drug trade and...

Popstar Children of Knights Templar Leader Glamorize Narco-Culture

The children of a drug cartel leader in Mexico have reportedly become pop singers, and...

Popeye: The Hitman Turned Web Star

He often describes himself as the "living memory" of the Medellín Cartel, but the truth...

Multimedia

More NarcoCulture News