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The FARC are firmly established in Venezuela
The political opposition in Venezuela has warned that Colombia's peace deal with the FARC... ReadLeer

Peace in Colombia Could Mean Violence in Venezuela

Milan is known the world over for its high-end fashion and design, but a new report brings... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Central America’s Street Gangs Find Space to Grow in Milan

Venezuela's Anti-Extortion and Kidnapping Police
The number of recorded kidnappings in Venezuela has increased by 88 percent over the last year,... ReadLeer
/ Kidnapping

Reports of Kidnapping in Venezuela Nearly Double in 2016

Members of a Central American gang. c/o Brookings Institution
Prison gangs in Central America and Brazil have evolved from small predatory groups to... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Study Shows Prison Gangs Rule Much More than Penitentiaries

Honduras hopes to double its National Police to 26,000
Honduras is looking to double its National Police within the next six years, an ambitious yet... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Honduras Aims to Double National Police by 2022

Inmates still hold 11 individuals hostage
The ongoing hostage situation in a Venezuelan jail highlights the country's chaotic penitentiary... ReadLeer
/ Prisons

Hostage Situation Mark of Venezuela Prison Chaos

Ecuador looks to cut its security presence along the Colombia border
Ecuador is looking to drastically reduce its military presence along its northern border following... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Is Ecuador Drawdown on Colombia Border Premature?

Former Panama President Ricardo Martinelli
Panama's foreign ministry has formally requested that the United States extradite the country's... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Panama Requests Extradition of Fmr President Martinelli

Illegal gold is increasing in importance as a source of revenue for crime groups
A prominent Mexican activist turned government official recently called attention to the ties... ReadLeer
/ Illegal Mining

Illegal Mining a Golden Opportunity for Mexico Crime Groups

Protesters demonstrating to raise awareness about opioid abuse
A new report sheds light on how the US pharmaceutical industry has poured millions of dollars into... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Report Links US Drug Lobby to Opioid Epidemic

Colombia's attorney general, Néstor Humberto Martínez
Following the signing of a historic peace agreement, Colombia's attorney general has said the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia AG Says FARC Must Declare Illicit Assets Now

File photo of "Fat Family" before his death
The death of a top Rio de Janeiro drug trafficker at the hands of police provides insight into the... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Rio Drug Boss Killing Sparks Gang-Imposed Curfew