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Ceará Gang Truce Shows Brazil Government Could Be Common Enemy

The northern state of Ceará in Brazil has become a battlefield after government plans to clamp down on gang-controlled prisons were met with...

From Prison in Argentina, Monos Leaders Show Power

A violent attack on a courthouse days after the sentencing of 34 members of Argentina’s most notorious drug trafficking organization shows that the culmination of the ambitious...

Legislation Challenges Efforts to Reduce Bolivia Female Prison Population

A new report says that progress made in lowering the number of marginalized women incarcerated for minor drug offenses in Bolivia is at risk of stalling unless overly punishing...

Wave of Attacks Shows the Monos’ Power Still Intact in Argentina

A new wave of threats and violent attacks against judges, prosecutors and witnesses involved in the case against the Monos has the city of Rosario on tenterhooks ahead of a new...

El Salvador Congress Makes ‘Extraordinary’ Prison Measures Permanent

El Salvador's Congress passed a bill that makes permanent a previously temporary tightening of security measures in prisons, cementing a policy that has been criticized as...

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Latin America Looks Inward to Evaluate Drug Policy Impact

Latin American civil society groups are attempting to turn "war on drugs" logic on its...

They’re like ‘Circus Animals’: Mexico’s Drug Lords and Other Prison Problems

Psychoanalyst and anthropologist Elena Azaola is one of Mexico's foremost experts on...

New Video Appears of Hit Squad in Mine-Rich Mexico Region

A new video of a caravan of hitmen in northern Mexican offers a rare view of the fighting...

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