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A police operation in Antares favela, Rio de Janeiro
In the Antares favela, a flat dusty slum in the far west of Rio de Janeiro, the control of the Red... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil’s Red Command and the Police Who Fight Them

Gran Familia leader 'Viejo Paco' (front, center)
A criminal group from Peru dedicated principally to extortion of the construction sector has... ReadLeer
/ Criminal Migration

Peru Extortion Gang Goes Multinational

Governor Roseana Sarney
Three governors and several other politicians in Brazil have been linked to a multi-billion dollar... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil Officials Implicated in Petrobras Money Laundering Scandal

Pandora seized by Argentine officials
Authorities in Argentina have identified the presence of what they are calling a "new"... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina Identifies ‘New,’ Unregulated Hallucinogenic Drug

Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres
According to Venezuela's interior minister, homicides and kidnappings have decreased significantly... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Venezuela Minister Claims Homicides Are Dropping

Ortelio Abrahantes Bacallao
A former counterintelligence agent accused high-ranking security officials in Cuba of trafficking... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

Cuban Officials Involved in Drug Trafficking: Defector

Cesar Anaya Martinez, alias "Tierra"
Police in Colombia have stated that the country's major drug trafficking syndicates currently have... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia’s BACRIM Count More Than 3400 Fighters

Uruguay plans to legalize marijuana production
Nelly Santos was worriedly waiting for her son to come home after receiving a call from his school.... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Uruguay Didn’t Want to Legalize Marijuana (But Did it Anyway)

Weapons seized from the Shining Path in June
Peru's Shining Path rebel movement has released a video showing its fighters, several very young,... ReadLeer
/ Peru

Peru’s Shining Path Rebels Video Shows New Blood, Weapons

Migrants under guard in Mexico
A new report by the Organization of American States (OAS) acknowledged the increased threats that... ReadLeer
/ Human Smuggling

OAS Report Highlights Vulnerability of Migrants in Mexico

Gold Mining in Peru
A Peruvian research institute stated that the country's illegal mining industry pulled in $3.4... ReadLeer
/ Illegal Mining

How Much is Peru’s Illegal Mining Worth?

Peru's former President Alejandro Toledo
One former president is now facing charges of money laundering, another of selling pardons to drug... ReadLeer
/ Money Laundering

Yet Another Former Peru President to Face Criminal Charges?