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Panama hunts down helicopter owned by former president’s son
After a multi-country hunt across Central America, authorities grounded a helicopter owned by... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Panama Says Region-wide Hunt for Martinelli Helicopter is Over

MS13 gang members
US President Donald Trump has said he will "finish" the MS13, whose members he has described as... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

What Do MS13 Gang Members Think About Trump?

The MS13 is reportedly selling weapons in San Salvador's historic center
The street gang MS13 is reportedly selling weapons in El Salvador's capital, a sign that the gang... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

MS13 Selling Weapons, Seeking New Profits

Counterfeit mobile phones destroyed by Brazilian authorities
Contraband cost Brazil tens of billions of dollars in 2016, according to two watchdog groups, an... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Contraband Cost Brazil a Staggering $41 Billion in 2016: Watchdog

TSJ President Maikel Moreno
Venezuela's highest court has stripped the opposition-led National Assembly of its legislative... ReadLeer
/ Venezuela

As Venezuela Unravels, Govt Consolidates Hold on Power

Edgar Veytia, Nayarit's former attorney general
United States authorities captured a Mexican state's attorney general accused of being part of a... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

US Charges Mexico Prosecutor With Trafficking Drugs

In our March 30 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello and Senior Editor Mike... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Weekly InSight: Mexico Violence, Money Laundering and Brazil-Paraguay Narco War

A homicide scene in Colima
Mexico's security strategy for its 50 most violent municipalities has largely failed to bear fruit... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Organized Crime Behind Spiking Homicides in Mexico’s Most Violent Municipalities

Tropical storm Agatha hit Honduras, in May 2010
A powerful drug trafficking group in Honduras allegedly used a natural disaster to launder money,... ReadLeer
/ Cachiros

Honduras Crime Group Used Natural Disaster to Launder Money

Chilean authorities dismantled a large cocaine processing lab
Chilean authorities have dismantled yet another cocaine lab, used by a group of Bolivians and... ReadLeer
/ Chile

Dismantled Chile Cocaine Lab With Bolivia Ties Hints at Evolving Crime Dynamics

Protester carrying a blood-soaked Mexican flag
A new study from a Mexican academic seeks to establish under what circumstances Mexican voters... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

New Study Asks Why Voters Don’t Punish Mexico Officials

117 self-identified FARC militias handed themselves in
Over 100 individuals who self-identified as FARC militias have handed themselves over to... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Over 100 FARC ‘Militias’ Hand Themselves in to Colombia Authorities