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The Allegory of El Salvador’s ‘Dany Boy’: MS13 Gang Leader, Activist, or Both?

Dany Balmore Romero García faces trial in El Salvador on charges of participating in gang activities and conspiring to commit murder. The case against him...
El Salvador Deputy Minister of Security Raúl López

El Salvador Death Squad Cases Go International

A new report from two local Salvadoran rights groups has provided further evidence of extrajudicial killings carried out by El Salvador's police forces, in a case...
Latin America is the most murderous region for land rights, environmental activists

LatAm is Most Murderous Region for Land, Environmental Activists: Report

Latin America is the most dangerous region in the world for activists fighting for their land or trying to safeguard the environment, according to a Global Witness...
Colinas de Santa Fe, site of Mexico's largest mass grave discovery

Buried Truth: A Look at Mass Graves in Mexico

The problem of forced disappearances and mass graves in Mexico is greater than what the state claims. Reports regarding the location of clandestine graves are...
The 10 countries with the highest child homicide rates are all in Latin America and the Caribbean

Ten Countries with Highest Child Homicide Rates All in LatAm: Report

A new report from an international non-governmental organization says that the 10 countries with the highest child homicide rates are all in Latin America and the...
It has been a deadly year for journalists in Mexico

Weekly InSight: Can Mexico Protect Its Press from Violence and Corruption?

In our May 18 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello spoke with Jan-Albert Hootsen, the Mexico correspondent for the Committee to Protect...
Central American migrants

Northern Triangle Migrants: From the Frying Pan into the Fire

A new report by an international humanitarian organization provides fresh statistics on the dangers that migrants from Central America's Northern Triangle face both...

Javier Valdez Cárdenas, Famed Narco Chronicler, Killed in Mexico

Journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, one of Mexico's most prominent chroniclers of drug trafficking and organized crime, was shot dead in Culiacán, Sinaloa, on May...
An explosion caused by the illegal tapping of a pipeline in Mexico

Execution Highlights Mexico’s Inability to Combat Rampant Fuel Theft

Videos that appears to show a soldier executing a presumed oil thief at point blank range in Mexico draws attention to the inability of the government to come up...
A memorial to Miroslava Breach - one of four journalists killed in Mexico in 2017

Political Culture in Mexico Delays Justice for Murdered Journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called once again for an end to impunity around the killing of journalists in Mexico after a particularly violent...
US Armed Forces training Honduran military

New Database Aims to Increase Transparency of US Security Aid to LatAm

A new database compiled by a Washington, DC-based advocacy group aims to increase transparency surrounding US security assistance programs across Latin America,...
A police officer inspecting a cell in La Joyita, Panama

Video of Armed Inmates Shows Conditions in Panama Prisons

A video recorded in a Panama prison showing inmates holding weapons casts new doubts on the state of the country's prison...