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Mexico's murder rate will reach a record high in 2017
A new report on high-impact crimes in Mexico underscores that violence and insecurity continue to... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Report Underscores Mexico’s Flawed Response to Rising Violence

Colinas de Santa Fe, site of Mexico's largest mass grave discovery
The problem of forced disappearances and mass graves in Mexico is greater than what the state... ReadLeer
/ Human Rights

Buried Truth: A Look at Mass Graves in Mexico

President Macri presenting the first official data on Argentina drug consumption in seven years
Argentina's government has revealed national drug consumption data for the first time since 2010 in... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina’s First Drug Use Data in Years Confirms Booming Local Market

Former Guatemala Interior Minister Mauricio López Bonilla
In our June 29 Facebook Live session, Senior Editor Mike LaSusa and Senior Investigator Héctor... ReadLeer

Weekly InSight: Mauricio López Bonilla, From Guatemala’s Top Cop to US Most Wanted

Brazl has revealed its largest case ever of military police corruption
Brazil's state of Rio de Janeiro witnessed a massive operation aimed at capturing nearly 100... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

‘Largest-Ever’ Police Corruption Case Unfolds in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro

Dozens of São Paulo children have been left out of a government protection program
Faced by the public defenders of a youth court in São Paulo, Brazil, Gorete emotionally explained... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil Youths Threatened by Both Criminals and Police

Yazenky Lamas is processed for extradition
Colombia has extradited a Venezuelan former army captain with ties to the administration of... ReadLeer
/ Cartel de los Soles

Venezuela Pilot’s Extradition Could Lead to Cartel of the Suns Revelations

Mexican coyotes are using Trump policies to boost their business.
Undocumented immigration involves a series of deals between Central American coyotes and Mexicans.... ReadLeer
/ US/Mexico Border

‘Mexico’s Human Smugglers are Raising Prices Because of Trump’

Ecuador fishermen are used to move drugs
Fishing industry workers and their families in Ecuador are pleading for assistance for over 100... ReadLeer
/ Ecuador

Ecuador Fishermen Jailed Abroad Illustrative of ‘Drug War’ Justice

Former Guatemala Interior Minister Mauricio López Bonilla
Lieutenant Colonel Mauricio López Bonilla, Guatemala's ex-interior minister and previous head of... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala Ex-Minister Used Police to Escort Cocaine Shipments: US

Human trafficking continues to impact Latin America
An annual report on the global state of human trafficking suggests that the majority of Latin... ReadLeer
/ Gender and Organized Crime

Latin America Still Falling Short in Combating Human Trafficking: Report

Brazil President Michel Temer
The president of Brazil, Michel Temer, has been charged in connection with an expansive... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Will Corruption Charges Against Brazil President Stick?