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Guatemalan President Otto Perez
Southern Pulse has released a new investigation into corruption in Guatemalan politics, which... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Southern Pulse: The Politics of Corruption in Guatemala

Nicaragua's "green battalion" recover illegal timber.
Armed men near the Pacific coast are apparently crossing into Nicaragua from Honduras to illegally... ReadLeer
/ Environmental Crime

Armed Men Entering Nicaragua from Honduras for Illegal Logging

Police in Mexico have captured the alleged head of Sinaloa Cartel operations in Chihuahua, who... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Captured Sinaloa Cartel Henchman ‘Responsible for 350 Murders’

Likely CICIG head Ivan Velasquez Gomez
The new head of the UN anti-impunity investigations unit in Guatemala is likely to be a Colombian... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Colombian Investigator to Head CICIG in Guatemala

Venezeula President Nicola Maduro
Venezuela has officially inaugurated a civil-military Joint Task Force to combat smuggling and drug... ReadLeer
/ Contraband

Maduro Launches Civil-Military Force on Venezuela Border

The 12 disappeared from Heaven Bar
The identification of the bodies of 12 young people abducted three months ago from a bar just a few... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Were the ‘Tepito 12’ Victims of Organized Crime in Mexico City?

As debate continues over claims by Mexico's president that his security policies are behind a drop... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Mexico Govt Claims Murders Down, but Kidnappings Still Rising

Over four tons of cocaine found in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Authorities in Ecuador have made the second four ton cocaine seizure in two weeks in Guayaquil,... ReadLeer
/ Ecuador

Ecuador Makes 2nd 4 Ton Cocaine Seizure in Fortnight

The US is to boost naval strength around Honduras
The United States is to invest in new drug interdiction infrastructure in Honduras as authorities... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

US to Boost Anti-Drug Infrastructure in Honduras

Alias "Diego Rastrojo" leaving Colombia
The extradition to the United States of the founder of the Rastrojos, at one time Colombia's most... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Diego Rastrojo Extradited from Colombia: The End of the Rastrojos?

Negotiations between the Colombian government and coca farmers.
Colombia's government and protesting coca farmers have reached an initial agreement that could... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Colombia Strikes Coca Substitution Deal with Protesters

Military chief Antonio Indjai is wanted for drug trafficking.
A recent study has shed light on the links between Latin American organized crime and West Africa,... ReadLeer
/ Infographics

LatAm Drug Traffickers Set Up in Guinea-Bissau, Expand in Africa