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The mayor's office in the town of El Congo
Authorities in El Salvador captured two current mayors and over a dozen other suspects for awarding... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Mayors Arrested in Emblematic Corruption Case

Arrested mayor of Talanga Jorge Neftalí Romero Mejía
The MS13 reportedly financed a mayor's political campaign in Honduras and planned to back his bid... ReadLeer

MS13 Bankrolled Honduras Mayor’s Political Campaign: Report

Illegal logging in Peru
A top government official in Peru said drug trafficking organizations laundered $250 million last... ReadLeer
/ Environmental Crime

Drug Traffickers Laundered $250 Million in 2015: Peru Official

Guards conduct a search of a prison in Mexico
Mexico's senate has unanimously approved a wide-ranging prison reform bill, but it's unclear if... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico Senate Unanimously Approves Prison Reforms

El Salvador Businessman José Enrique Rais c/o La Prensa Gráfica
A judge in Florida has found probable cause for forfeiture proceedings involving four aircraft... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Judge Finds Probable Cause For Taking El Salvador Businessman’s Aircraft

Mexico murders rates rising in 2016
Data compiled by a Mexican civil society group confirms a disturbing trend noted in Mexico in... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Figures Show Violence in Mexico Rising and Spreading

Criminals have targeted Uruguay's military arsenals in 2016
A rise in attempted arms thefts from Uruguay's military barracks in 2016 has sparked debate over... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Attempted Thefts from Uruguay Military Arsenal Raise Concerns

Police in Honduras say transportation operators are often complicit in the extortion rings that... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Honduras Transport Companies Complicit in Extortion Schemes

The final report released by the panel of international experts charged with investigating the... ReadLeer
/ Guerreros Unidos

Four Questions About the ‘5th Bus’ in Case of Mexico’s Missing 43

Police officers in Argentina
Argentina released official crime statistics for the first time in eight years, and the numbers... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Does Reality Match Perception of Rising Crime in Argentina?

The Martin County Sheriff's Office in Florida has filed a probable cause petition asking a judge to... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Prominent El Salvador Businessman Tied to Suspected Drug Planes

El Salvador police are being for investigated for 30 cases of extrajudicial killings
El Salvador's Inspector General for Human Rights has accused police and soldiers of committing... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Police Accused of Two Extrajudicial Massacres