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Joining the former president and vice president of Guatemala in police custody is former head of... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala Ex-Congress Leader Latest To Fall in Anti-Impunity Crackdown

Overcrowding is common in Venezuela's prisons
According to a report, Venezuelan prison authorities failed to notice that 27 inmates escaped in... ReadLeer
/ Prisons

‘Venezuela Failed to Notice Massive Prison Bust’

A currency exchange house in Peru
Peru's recent approval of fairly rudimentary monitoring of currency exchange services is one sign... ReadLeer
/ Illegal Mining

Peru Tackles Money Laundering via Currency Exchange

This is a story about El Salvador's Edward Snowdens, a group of police officers under investigation... ReadLeer
/ Chepe Diablo

Diagnosing El Salvador’s Snowden Syndrome

Argentina's Supreme Court
Argentina's Supreme Court has ushered in a new political era by taking the lead in the fight... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina’s Judiciary Takes Lead in Security Reforms

Security and Justice Minister Benito Lara
Officials in El Salvador have formally proposed a gang rehabilitation law, but the country's... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Proposes Gang Rehabilitation Law

Authorities in Guatemala arrested 11 people accused of running a corruption ring within the... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala Targets Health Care Corruption Ring

Road sign pointing to Berlin, El Salvador
Berlin is not one of those municipalities often presented as a territory immune to El Salvador's... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Why are There No Gangs in Berlin, El Salvador?

A crime scene in Mexico
Homicides in Mexico City are reportedly at their highest levels since the turn of the 21st century,... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Counting Mexico City’s Security Blessings, Curses

Members of Acapulco's new anti-kidnapping unit
Mexico is launching a new security initiative in its most violent state, Guerrero, but doubts... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Is Mexico’s New Security Plan in Guerrero Doomed to Fail?

A priest and a gang member
Authorities in El Salvador arrested an alleged pastor for running an extortion ring on behalf of... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Arrest of El Salvador ‘Pastor’ Points to Gangs’ Social Integration

Aerial shot of Punta Coco prison
The remote island prison dubbed the Guantanamo Bay of Panama houses the country's most dangerous... ReadLeer
/ Human Rights

The ‘Guantanamo Bay of Panama’ Prison Raises Human Rights Concerns