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Screenshot of the Smaps application
A new smartphone application from Brazil maps where various types of crimes occurred and offers... ReadLeer
/ What Works

How Smartphone Apps Can Improve Citizen Security in LatAm

Alleged Urabeños member Victor Alfonso Mosquera Perez, alias "Palomo"
An alleged high-ranking member of Colombia's most powerful criminal group, the Urabeños, was... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Top Urabeños Hit Man Captured in Spain

The rosewood seized in Hong Kong
Authorities in Hong Kong have seized rosewood from Honduras in what is reportedly the largest... ReadLeer
/ Environmental Crime

Hong Kong Seizes Record Shipment of Honduran Wood

A political mural in Cuba
The US hasn't provided any specific details about what a historic new deal with Cuba means in terms... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

What the New US-Cuba Deal Means for Organized Crime, Security

Colombian drug capo 'Don Mario'
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has signed the order that will send drug trafficker and... ReadLeer

Colombia to Extradite Paramilitary Drug Capo ‘Don Mario’

Police in Jamaica's capital, Kingston
Jamaica is on track to report just over 100 killings by police officers this year, drastically... ReadLeer
/ Jamaica

Jamaica Police Killings Drop Sharply in 2014

Mexico vigilante leader Hipolito Mora
A two-hour gun battle between rival Rural Defense Force factions in Mexico reportedly left 11... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico Vigilante Gun Battle Leaves 11 Dead

Former president of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli
Panama, one of the most peaceful countries in Central America, reportedly spent about 7 percent of... ReadLeer
/ Panama

Panama Spent 7% of GDP on Security: Does it Add Up?

Federal police near a mass grave in Iguala
A journalistic investigation casts serious doubts on the official version of the disappearance of... ReadLeer
/ Human Rights

Mexico Tortured ‘Perpetrators’ of Student Massacre: Report

A police special forces officer in Rio de Janeiro
Police in Rio de Janerio have staged protests against rising anti-police violence. But are the... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Are Rio’s Criminal Gangs at War with the Police?

Minister Urresti announcing the property seizures
Authorities in Peru have dismantled a drug trafficking clan and seized over $11 million dollars in... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

Drug Clan Highlights Structure of Peru Organized Crime

Armed groups proliferate in the Mexican state of Guerrero
The disappearance and presumed death of 43 student protesters in Iguala, Guerrero has sparked... ReadLeer

Conflict in Mexico’s South Spurs Guerrilla Worries