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Nelson Rauda Portillo,  Director General of DGCP
An investigation by El Faro has revealed that the head of El Salvador's penitentiary system likely... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador’s Top Prison Official Accused of Giving Favorable Treatment to Brother-in-Law

Honduras seized a record haul of 15 tons of drugs
Honduran authorities have seized an estimated 15 tons of illegal drugs in the largest haul in the... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Honduras Seizes Largest Ever Drug Shipment

An unpublished government list of 25,000 people gone missing in Mexico during the Calderon... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Leaked Government List Counts 25,000 Missing in Mexico

The exit of Felipe Calderon from the Mexican presidency on December 1 marks the end of an era in... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

What to Keep, What to Throw Away from Calderon Presidency

The Barrio Azteca prison gang emerged in Texas prisons, later served as armed support to the... ReadLeer
/ Barrio Azteca

Barrio Azteca

Honduran police in Tegucigalpa
The Honduran Supreme Court has declared a law aimed at cleaning up the country's notoriously... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Honduran Court Declares Police Cleanup Law Unconstitutional

The scorched remains of a home in Las Tatemas
A village in Sinaloa, Mexico was burned to the ground by armed men in an attack likely linked to... ReadLeer
/ Beltran Leyva Org

Mexican Armed Group Burns Down Sinaloa Village

Bolivian protesters demanding stricter anti-trafficking measures
Despite the fact that Bolivian has seen an uptick in human trafficking in recent years, just two... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

Cases Languish as Human Trafficking on the Rise in Bolivia

The tattoos of a Texas Aryan Brotherhood member
A recent US federal investigation into the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas has uncovered cooperation... ReadLeer
/ Gulf Cartel

White Supremacist Gang Does Business with Gulf Cartel

MS-13's leadership
US authorities defend their decision to impose financial sanctions against the Mara Salvatrucha, a... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

US Defends Blacklisting of Salvador Street Gang

Bishop Fabio Colindres (left) and Raul Mijango (right)
Mediators of the El Salvador gang truce say a controversial anti-gang law should be repealed, once... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Truce Mediators Call for Repeal of Anti-Gang Law

Colon, Panama, now home to “El Negro Sarley”
Colombia's neo-paramilitary Urabeños are strengthening their presence across the border in Panama,... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia’s Urabeños Expand Presence in Panama