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Authorities in Mexico have captured an alleged Zetas hitman accused of killing more than 75 people.... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Zetas Hitman Confesses to Killing Dozens of Bus Passengers

According to Mexico's Defense Department, criminal organizations are equipping themselves with... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Mexico Gangs Choose Old Weapons Over New: Govt

Corrupt officers in the Honduras police force have reportedly moved far beyond taking bribes or... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Dynamics of Honduran Police Corruption Narrow Chance for Reform

Colombia's National Police revealed that the FARC and BACRIMS control illegal mining operations in... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

‘Armed Groups Control Illegal Mines in Half of Colombia’

Authorities in El Salvador have transferred more than 1,000 inmates in an attempt to stabilize some... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Transfers 1,000 Inmates to Break Up New Gang

Honduras has changed the law to allow the extradition of its citizens on drug trafficking and... ReadLeer
/ Extradition

With Extradition Law, Honduras Outsources Justice to US

Mexico's ambassador to Venezuela, Carlos Pujalte, and his wife were abducted in Caracas and held... ReadLeer
/ Kidnapping

Mexican Ambassador Briefly Kidnapped in Caracas

Honduras announced plans to create a new rural police force, part of a renewed effort by Congress... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Amid Police Reform Debate, Honduras to Create New Security Unit

Kidnappings in Colombia rose by 5.6 percent in 2011 according to the Ministry of Defense,... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Defense Ministry Says Kidnapping Rose 5% in Colombia 2011, Contrary to Police Claims

Allegations that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez knew of drug trafficking charges against his new... ReadLeer
/ Cartel de los Soles

Is Venezuelan Military Stepping Up Role in Drug Trafficking?

Honduran lawmakers are considering a bill which would establish an independent monitoring body... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Honduras Proposes Commission to Begin Police Purge

Colombian authorities have announced the capture of 27 members of drug gang the Rastrojos, who were... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Arrests Highlight ELN-Rastrojos Alliance in Southwest Colombia