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The legal team of infamous Mexican drug trafficker Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has temporarily... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

Lawyers for Mexico’s ‘El Chapo’ Slow Extradition Process

Cocaine seized during Operation Two Seas
Colombian, Italian and US authorities collaborated in a massive round-up of nearly 150 suspected... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Massive Bust Shows Italian Mafia Role in LatAm Drug Trade

Entrance to the courthouse of the Southern District of New York
The United States has brought drug trafficking charges against six members of the Honduran National... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

US Charges Honduras Police in Drug Scheme with Ex-President’s Son

Alleged members of the smuggling ring arrested in Honduras
Authorities across Central America have dismantled a migrant smuggling network that spanned from... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

CentAm Authorities Break Up Massive Migrant Smuggling Ring

Alluvial gold mining affects nearly 79,000 hectares of land in Colombia
The findings of a recent report highlight the disastrous environmental impacts of unregulated gold... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Negative Effects of Informal Gold Mining in Colombia Widespread: Report

Omar Rivera
A member of a commission set up to purge Honduras' National Police said the reform effort has found... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Honduras Police Reform Commission Finds More Crimes

Police protest at Rio's airport. c/o IMGUR
Amid an uptick in violent crime and deepening economic crisis, Brazilian officials plan to secure... ReadLeer
/ Amigos dos Amigos

Olympic Security Situation in Brazil Causing Concern

The FARC delegation at peace negotiations in Havana, Cuba
The recently announced concentration zones where FARC guerrillas will gather upon the signing... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

FARC Concentration Zones May Help Prevent Recycled Violence

Trade-based money laundering often overlaps with legitimate trade
A new report from the US Congressional Research Service details the importance of trade-based money... ReadLeer
/ Money Laundering

Report Highlights Importance of Trade-Based Money Laundering

Public transport is a target of extortion in Guatemala.
A recent report on extortion in Guatemala indicates that the criminal practice is mostly an urban... ReadLeer
/ Extortion

Guatemala Struggles to Prosecute Extortion in Capital

Inmates in El Salvador are reportedly conducting extortion operations via smartphones despite... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Inmates Using WhatsApp for Extortion: Official

The future of the recently elected governor in Tamaulipas, one of Mexico’s most criminally... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Elites, Organized Crime Share Long History in Tamaulipas, Mexico