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A security official in Jalisco, west Mexico
Authorities announced the arrest of the heir to a criminal faction once loyal to Sinaloa Cartel... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico Arrests Alleged Heir to ‘Nacho Coronel’

Patricia Acioli's car following her murder
A Brazilian judge gave three military police officers prison sentences of more than 20 years for... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil Sentences 3 Military Police for Judge’s Murder

"Diego Rastrojo," captured head of the Rastrojos
The US government has placed sanctions on Colombian drug gang the Rastrojos, including one of its... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombian Drug Gang the Rastrojos Face US Sanctions

Gang graffiti in Cali, Colombia
An official report highlights the startling explosion of youth gangs in the city of Cali, Colombia,... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Explosion in Cali Youth Gangs Fuels Drug Turf War in Colombia

A map showing Guatemala's murder rates by province
An analysis of Guatemala's homicide trends shows that homicides are unevenly distributed across the... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Mapping Guatemala’s Murder Hotspots

Guatemalan soldiers eradicating poppy crops in San Marcos
Guatemala's interior minister has announced plans for a crop substitution program for poppy... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Guatemala Announces Heroin Poppy Crop Substitution Program

A leaflet distributed by the FARC rebels
The FARC rebel group has declared that it will continue to kidnap members of the Colombian security... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

FARC Threaten More Kidnapping as Peace Talks Continue

A man accused of dealing synthetic drugs in Lima
The seizure of thousands of capsules of synthetic drugs in Lima illustrates the growing popularity... ReadLeer
/ Peru

Peru Seizures Point to Popularity of Synthetic Drugs in Region

The leader of the Machos, who has been captured in Colombia
Colombian police have captured the alleged head of the once-mighty Machos drug gang, in a blow to... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Machos Arrest Could Knock Urabeños’ Power in West Colombia

A poster celebrates the achievements of the Salvadoran gang trace
A Salvadoran judge said that 90 percent of the organized crime cases he has dealt with in the last... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

‘Mara’ Gangs Behind 90% Organized Crime Cases: El Salvador Judge

Kombo Kolombia, whose members were abducted in Nuevo Leon
Several members of a band who had been missing since January 25 were found dead in the north... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Missing Mexican Band Members Found Dead on ‘Traffickers’ Ranch’

A farm handed over to the Guatemalan state
A Guatemalan court ruled that a farm seized from an alleged drug trafficker should go to the state,... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Guatemala Seizes First Narco-Farm Under New Law