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Costa Rica’s Public Security Minister Gustavo Mata
Costa Rica has decided to drastically shorten the selection and training process of its police... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

Costa Rica to Send Barely Trained Police Officers on the Streets

A grieving family in El Salvador
A recent police report in El Salvador shows that an average of 1.5 children were murdered every day... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

540 Children were Murdered Last Year in El Salvador: Report

Former Coahuila Gov. Humberto Moreira
A growing stream of corruption allegations against governors in Mexico exemplifies how changes in... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Why Mexico’s Governors Became A Prime Target of Criminal Groups

Less than half of the guerrillas have moved into concentration zones
Less than half of the FARC guerrillas have moved into the concentration zones where they are... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Less than Half of FARC Soldiers are in Concentration Zones: Official

Former Vice Interior Minister Manfredo Pacheco and former National Police Director Walter Vásquez
Authorities in Guatemala have arrested a former vice-minister of the interior and police director... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala Arrests Former Top Interior, Police Officials for Corruption

Members of El Salvador's MS13 street gang.
A new report from El Salvador says that the country's street gangs accounted for 84 percent of... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Gangs Responsible for 84% of Forced Displacement: Report

Uruguay's port of Montevideo
Drug traffickers from Brazil are using Uruguay, in particular its capital city and main port of... ReadLeer

Brazil Gang in Uruguay Shows Country’s Growing Role in Drug Trade

Honduras' IHSS case may now have links to Panama and the US.
Two Honduran executives allegedly used a Panamanian business and a US bank to pay $2.5 million in... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Money Laundering Links Honduras, Panama and US

A maritime seizure of cocaine
An international sting led to the biggest drug seizure ever linked to Colombia's ELN rebel group, a... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Record ELN Cocaine Shipment Seized Days Before Peace Talks Start

Congressman Julio Juárez
Prosecutors in Guatemala believe a current congressman ordered the killing of a local journalist in... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Guatemala Congressman Implicated in Murder of Journalist

Franz Wiebe has been kept hostage by the EPP since July 2016
Paraguay's main guerrilla group has demanded that the family of a hostage provide aid to... ReadLeer

Paraguay Rebel Group Extorts Landowners to Build Local Support

El Chapo in US custody
US prosecutors have filed a memorandum detailing the lengthy criminal career of recently extradited... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

The Rise and Fall of El Chapo, According to the US Government