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Homicide rates continue to rise in Venezuela
According to calculations made by a respected NGO, Venezuela is now far and away the most dangerous... ReadLeer
/ Cartel de los Soles

Venezuela with more than 21,600 murders in 2012: NGO

Lorena Henao Montoya had been deeply involved in the drug trade
Lorena Henao Montoya, known as the "Widow of the Mafia," was murdered after assassins on a... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia’s “Widow of the Mafia” Assassinated

Massacre victims were shot or killed with machetes
Nine people were killed in Concordia, in Sinaloa state, part of a continuing war between two drug... ReadLeer
/ Beltran Leyva Org

Nine Dead in Sinaloa Christmas Eve Massacre

Gang member in Belize City
The Belize government, struggling to meet national debt payments, has ended its controversial gang... ReadLeer
/ Belize

Money Runs Out for Belize Gang Truce

A woman protesting disappearances in Mexico City, 2012
A list allegedly created by Mexico's Attorney General's Office (PGR) detailing over 20,000 missing... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Over 20,000 Missing During Calderon Presidency: Report

Cocaine seized in Caracas
Venezuela announced it seized over 45 tons of drugs in 2012, although the nation is still believed... ReadLeer
/ Venezuela

Venezuela Narcotics Seizures Up in 2012

Mexico authorities arrest suspected kidnappers
Mexico may have seen an average of 72 kidnappings per day throughout 2012, according to an NGO, a... ReadLeer
/ Kidnapping

Mexico’s Kidnapping Cases Rise Dramatically in 2012: NGO

A Nicaraguan court convicted 18 Mexicans, who posed as Televisa journalists while smuggling... ReadLeer
/ Nicaragua

Fake ‘Journalists’ Found Guilty; Questions Over Televisa Links Remain

Colonel Gonzalo Quezada
Bolivia's anti-narcotics agency announced it has seized ten planes and destroyed 10 clandestine... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

Bolivia Seized 10 Narco Planes in 2012

A series of banners signed in the name of the Knights Templar gang were hung in west Mexico,... ReadLeer
/ Knights Templar

Knights Templar Welcome Mexico’s New President

Mexico's Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam
Mexico’s new attorney general put the number of drug cartels operating in the country at up to 80,... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico Has 80 Drug Cartels: Attorney General

Paraguay seizing drug planes at Brazilian border
The head of Paraguay's anti-drugs agency warned that the country is a major supplier of planes used... ReadLeer
/ Paraguay

‘Paraguay is Key Supplier of Narco-Planes’