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CICIG officials announce plans to target impunity
The head of the United Nations' anti-impunity commission in Guatemala, Ivan Velasquez, said... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Impunity is Question of Resources: CICIG’s Velasquez

Inmates in a Mexican prison
Prisoners in Mexico are paying enormous fees for essential needs and physical security, a news... ReadLeer
/ Extortion

Mexico’s Prisoners Face Extortion Fees to Live: Report

A Salvadoran soldier with his face covered
The Salvadoran army has dismissed an increasing number of troops for suspected gang affiliation,... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Military Detects Increase in Gang Infiltration

Imprisoned members of the Barrio 18 gang
Violence in El Salvador has skyrocketed during 2015. Although it is unclear to just what extent... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Assessing El Salvador’s Gangs in a Post-Truce Context

Headquarters of the Salvadoran Social Security Institution
El Salvador's Supreme Court has charged the former director of the country's social security... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

CentAm’s Latest Social Security Corruption Scandal Hits El Salvador

Mexico's Human Rights Commission has accused the military and federal police of excessive use of... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Govt Commission Confirms Police Killings in Mexico Massacre

A protest in Venezuela
The killing of an opposition politician in Venezuela highlights the difficulty of distinguishing... ReadLeer
/ Venezuela

Venezuela Politician’s Killing Blurs Line Between Crime, Politics

Netflix Narcos
Netflix's hit show "Narcos" pretends to be culturally sensitive and historically accurate, but it... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Netflix ‘Narcos’: ‘Cultural Weight’ or Cultural Maquila?

A soccer stadium in Rio de Janeiro
Police in Brazil will begin investigating bribery and price-fixing in relation to construction... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil to Investigate Olympic Contracts Worth $10 Bn

Costa Rican hired guns are reportedly travelling to Mexico to receive training
Assassins from Costa Rica are reportedly traveling to Mexico to receive specialized training from... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

Costa Rica Assassins Being Trained By Mexico Cartels: Official

Benicio del Toro in "Sicario"
The recently released movie "Sicario," while at times presenting an exaggerated depiction of... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

‘Sicario’ Presents Dramatized Yet Refreshing Drug Critique

The arrest of 12 judicial officials, accused of pilfering hundreds of thousands of dollars from... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Judges Accused of Stealing Seized Cash