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Mexico Govt Funded Pro-Police Soap Opera

A controversial soap opera that showed Mexico's law enforcement in a flattering light was paid for by the government security agency, sparking accusations of misuse...
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Police Lynched in South Mexico

Two police officers and one civilian died after their car was allegedly pushed off a cliff by a members of an indigenous community in the south Mexico state of...
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Business Group Slams Central America Security Tax

A Central American business federation has come out against the imposition of new "security taxes" to fund governments' fight against organized crime in the...
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Puerto Rico Police Chief Resigns Amid Crime Wave

Puerto Rico's top police official has resigned, at a time when the U.S. territory faces rapidly rising crime rates and allegations of police brutality and...
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North Mexico Police Questioned over Chief’s Murder

Seven officers are being interrogated over their suspected involvement in the murder of the director of public security in a suburb of Monterrey, north...
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Salvador President Accuses Past Govts of Sponsoring Crime

The president of El Salvador has accused the country’s previous governments of sponsoring organized crime, and said that an internal investigation had uncovered...
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El Salvador Police Boss Seeks Return after ‘Drug Ties’

A former head of El Salvador’s anti-drug police has asked to be reinstated to the force after a two year suspension, following an investigation into his alleged...
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Governor: Rio de Janeiro Almost Free From Gang Rule

In a May 13 interview with Infobae America, the governor of Rio de Jaineiro says that the city is almost pacified, after a string of operations against drug...
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Prison No Problem for Rio’s Militia Leaders

One of Rio de Janeiro’s biggest paramilitary leaders is still commanding his group from prison, according to reports. This calls into question the effectiveness of...
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Venezuela Cracks On With Police Reform

Venezuela has taken another step in the overhaul of its dysfunctional and often corrupt police force, announcing that the notorious Caracas Metropolitan Police (PM)...
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Corrupt Cops in Peru Remain On Duty

There are over 2,000 Peruvian anti-drug police operating in the East Andes, where most of Peru's cocaine is produced. Dogged by corruption scandals, the force has...
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Bolivian Govt Does Battle with Police Corruption

As questions arise over the integrity of its police force, the Bolivian government is attempting a major purge of its corrupt...