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El Salvador’s elite police unit "Grupo de Reacción Policial"
Authorities in El Salvador have launched a new offensive in retaliation to an alleged MS13 campaign... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Govt Retaliates Against Gangs With ‘Plan Nemesis’

A contraband shipment intercepted by Paraguay’s customs
A new study estimates that Paraguay's illegal economy was equal to 40 percent of the country's GDP... ReadLeer
/ Contraband

Study Finds Paraguay’s Illegal Economy Equal to 40% of GDP

The Amazon River in Brazil
Marauding pirates represent a growing threat along the Amazon river in Brazil, the New York Times... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Pirates Threatening Brazilian Amazon Highlight Regional Security Concern

Police guard a crime scene in Ciudad Juárez
A recent spike in violence in Juárez has security analysts seeking explanations for the increase... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Spike in Juarez Violence Driven by Election, Criminal Vacuum

The crashed helicopter in Rio de Janeiro
A shootout between military police and gangs in an emblematic Rio de Janeiro slum saw a helicopter... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Helicopter Crashes in Rio Slum Shootout as Murders Rise

Migrants riding the dangerous Mexican train dubbed "The Beast"
The United States' Embassy in Honduras has warned of an increase in the demand for Honduran... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Honduran Smugglers Taking Advantage of Trump Victory: US Embassy

A depiction of the convicted nephews during trial
Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady have been found guilty of drug crimes in a US federal court,... ReadLeer
/ Cartel de los Soles

Venezuela’s ‘Narco Nephews’ Case Hints at Govt Complicity in Drug Trade

El Salvador President Salvador Sánchez Cerén
A series of videos showing officials from President Salvador Sánchez Cerén's administration... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador’s FMLN: Talking Peace While Waging War

Aerial surveillance along the Bolivia-Brazil border
Bolivia's interior minister acknowledged at a regional summit that many border crossings remain... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Bolivia Minister Says Porous Border Aids Crime Groups

Peru’s police seized the greatest amount of counterfeit dollars in the country’s history.
A recent operation by police in Peru led to the largest seizure of counterfeit dollars in the... ReadLeer
/ Counterfeit

Peru Makes Largest-Ever Bust of Counterfeit Dollars

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani
In addition to potentially scuttling his chances of securing a top job with the incoming... ReadLeer
/ Heroin

Giuliani’s Work for Firm Behind Heroin Explosion Sparks Controversy

'Mi Sangre' during his extradition to the United States
Colombian kingpin "Mi Sangre" has been extradited from Argentina to the United States, closing a... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Historic Colombia Kingpin ‘Mi Sangre’ Extradited to United States