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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Chilean border crossing
A multi-country operation has dismantled a human smuggling ring described as the largest criminal... ReadLeer
/ Chile

International Human Smuggling Ring Dismantled in Peru and Chile

Alleged Atlantic Cartel head, Wilter Blanco
The Atlantic Cartel is a Honduran drug trafficking organization reportedly led by Wilter Neptalí... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Atlantic Cartel

Former El Salvador President Elías Antonio Saca
Former El Salvador President Elías Antonio Saca and several members of his administration have... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Ex-President of El Salvador Arrested on Corruption Charges

"Motel Alfer," scene of the recent attack in Chihuahua, Mexico
Violence in Ciudad Juárez is on the rise. This year is on track to be the deadliest since 2012,... ReadLeer
/ Juarez Cartel

Rising Violence in Juárez, Mexico May Signal Return of Cartel War

Still image of meeting between former Security Minister Benito Lara and gangs
Two videos reveal another layer of secret negotiations between El Salvador’s ruling party, the... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Videos Show FMLN Leaders Offering El Salvador Gangs $10 Mn in Micro-credit

A mural of the armed colectivo "La Piedrita" en Caracas.
Venezuela's vice president has threatened to repress opposition protests with colectivos --... ReadLeer
/ Colectivos

Opposition Protests Will Be Met With Colectivos: Venezuelan VP

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (left) and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (right)
The presidents of Colombia and Mexico have promised to deepen cooperation on matters of organized... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia, Mexico Presidents Discuss Security Cooperation

Recent corruption scandals have reached the highest levels of government in Guatemala and Brazil
On October 27, InSight Crime published an analysis comparing recent corruption scandals involving... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Comparing Presidential Corruption Scandals in Guatemala and Brazil: Part 2

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos during a recent public address
Peace talks between the government of Colombia and the country's second-largest guerrilla group... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Peace Process Delayed Again After ELN Fail to Release Hostage

The scene of the crime in La Mesilla, Huehuetenango
The assassination of a Guatemala mayor with alleged links to a drug trafficking group... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Murdered Guatemala Mayor Allegedly Linked to Drug Traffickers

The “Juan Sebastián de Elcano” Spanish military training ship used to smuggle cocaine from Colombia to New York.
A military judge has indicted six Spanish military sailors and a civilian for allegedly trafficking... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

Spanish Navy’s Cocaine Cargo Skipped Customs Checks

Bullet casings at a crime scene in Mexico.
A study linking a percentage of Mexico's homicides to organized crime offers a different view of... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Over Half of Mexico Homicides Perpetrated by Organized Crime: Report