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Chapo Isidro, leader of the Guasave Cartel
A series of killings of top members of the Sinaloa-based Guasave Cartel suggests that one of... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico Killings Indicate Cartel Split for Chapo Isidro

The army reserve soldiers training as prison guards in Honduras
Around 300 army reserve soldiers are being trained to serve as prison guards in Honduras, a measure... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Is Honduras Militarizing its Prison System?

Mexico's military is accused of abuse during a June 30 shootout
A survivor of a gun battle that left 22 civilians dead earlier this year stated that the Mexican... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Survivor Blames Mexico Army in Killings of 22 People

Online black market drug listing from the now defunct Silk Road
Online black markets hidden in the murky "deep web" are becoming more sophisticated and selling a... ReadLeer
/ Cybercrime

Black Market Websites the New Criminal Frontiers

Alias 'Diego Chamizo' and 'Tom,' placed on the kingpin list
Eight members of the Oficina de Envigado -- the heirs to Colombia's famed Medellin Cartel -- have... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

US Blacklisting Shows Influence of Colombia’s Oficina de Envigado

Brazilian police carrying out an operation
According to authorities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the city's illicit miltias have become cozier... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

‘Brazil Militias Developing Ties with Drug Gangs’

The Gulf Cartel (CDG) relies heavily on smaller gangs
According to Mexico's Attorney General's Office, there are nine major criminal cartels working with... ReadLeer
/ Beltran Leyva Org

Mexico Counts Over 40 Gangs Working with Drug Cartels

Rt. Peruvian police Colonel Benedicto Jimenez
Two hundred police officers are under investigation for ties to a criminal network allegedly led by... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

200 Peru Police Linked to Crime Ring Allegedly Run by Retired Colonel

The police killed in the ambush
An attack on police in Colombia that was allegedly coordinated by the FARC and the Urabeños... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia’s Urabeños, FARC Collaborated in Police Attack: Govt

Paraguay's drug czar, Luis Rojas
There is an assault rifle with an underslung grenade launcher propped against the wall by Luis... ReadLeer

Paraguay’s Top Anti-Drug Agent Talks Marijuana Trade

Colombian police during a property seizure
A former top prosecutor has said that Colombia seizes less than $750 million a year in illegal... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Seizes Just 3% of Criminal Assets

Rep. Wilver Rivera, accused of planning hit (left)
El Salvador's attorney general has accused a congressman of plotting his murder, adding a new twist... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Did Narco-Linked El Salvador Congressman Plan Hit on Top Prosecutor?