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A Comasa building following a Molotov cocktail attack by extortionists
Honduras' private sector is calling for police to step up action against extortion in response to a... ReadLeer
/ Extortion

Honduras Extortionists are Targeting Bigger Companies

Latest Global Peace Index says 33,000 died in Mexico from internal conflict in 2015
Data from the 2016 Global Peace Index Report indicates that Mexico’s internal conflict led to... ReadLeer
/ Infographics

Mexico Suffers More Deaths Than War-Torn Iraq, Afghanistan

Peace negotiators shake hands
The Colombian government has finally reached a peace deal with the country's main guerrilla group,... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia, FARC Peace Deal: Amnesty for Organized Crime?

Seized drugs and precursor chemicals in Argentina
Argentina reportedly seized over 700 tons of precursor chemicals used in drug production during the... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina Ups its Game in Drug Precursor Chemical Seizures

Ousted Police Chief Enrique Galindo
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has fired the country's Federal Police chief following a... ReadLeer
/ Human Rights

Mexico Police Chief’s Firing a Rare Response to Excessive Force

The cash seized in San Diego
Authorities in San Diego County, California, have reportedly made the area's largest-ever cash... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

‘Largest Ever’ Cash Seizure Made on US-Mexico Border

Arrested criminal boss "Puntilla" Pachón
The Colombian government claims it has forced the country's main criminal organization out of the... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Colombia’s Wild East: a Cocaine Hub Without a Capo

Suspected members of the Gran Familia following their arrest
Prosecutors in Peru say a criminal group co-opted police and judicial officials so that it could... ReadLeer
/ Peru

Corruption Makes Peru Prison a Good Place to Commit Crimes

EPP guerrillas in Paraguay
Authorities believe that a rebel group was behind the recent killing of eight soldiers in northern... ReadLeer

Suspected Guerrilla Ambush Leaves 8 Paraguay Soldiers Dead

Police officers in Nicaragua
A newspaper in violence-plagued Honduras investigated why Nicaragua enjoyed a much lower... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Why Is Nicaragua 7 Times Less Violent Than Honduras?

A soccer referee holds a red card, signifying a player is expelled from the game
A new guidebook published by the United Nations highlights the links between organized crime and... ReadLeer
/ Infographics

Organized Crime a Player When it Comes to Match Fixing

General Penitentiary of Venezuela
Convicts were able to force the Venezuelan government to transfer more than 2,500 detainees to... ReadLeer
/ Extortion

Venezuela Government Hostage to Out of Control Prisons