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Recent reports have revealed alleged death squad activities within El Salvador's police
In our August 31 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos and Senior Editor... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Weekly InSight: Death Squads in El Salvador, Rogue Agents or State Policy?

Jarvis Chimenes Pavão with Paraguay anti-drug police
Brazil authorities have reportedly dismantled an international drug trafficking network that... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil Crime Boss Sold ‘Tons’ of Drugs From Paraguay Prison

The vast majority of murders in Honduras are committed with firearms
As congress debates new legislation regarding firearms, authorities in Honduras have publicly... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Honduras Police Respond to InSight Crime Firearms Trafficking Investigation

Venezuela's ex-AG Luisa Ortega
Venezuela's renegade ex-attorney general has said she has given US prosecutors evidence that... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

New Allegations Could Edge Venezuela President Closer to Criminal Charges

Guatemala President Jimmy Morales
Guatemala's highest court has ruled that President Jimmy Morales cannot expel the head of the... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala Court Rules President Cannot Remove Anti-Corruption Head

Panama's Attorney General Kenia Porcell
Panama's attorney general has warned that political and economic elites have made threats against... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Panama Attorney General: Elites Attempting to Interfere With Graft Probes

Ex-Honduran Minister Yankel Rosenthal
A former minister and member of one of the richest families in Honduras has pleaded guilty in a US... ReadLeer
/ Cachiros

Former Honduras Investment Minister Admits to Laundering Drug Money

Top US anti-drug diplomat William Brownfield
The planned resignation of the US State Department's top anti-drug official raises further... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

What Does Departure of Top US Anti-Drug Diplomat Mean for LatAm Policy?

Organizers protest impunity in Mexico
Nearly every country in Latin America is struggling to combat high rates of impunity, according to... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

Latin America Scores Poorly in New ‘Global Impunity Index’

A member of the El Salvador police's FES unit
The government of El Salvador has yet to provide a convincing response to allegations that senior... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Hesitant to Respond to Police Death Squad Allegations

The FARC have probably left many assets undeclared
Colombia's demobilized FARC have finally revealed their official list of assets -- worth hundreds... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

The FARC’s Riches: List of Assets Fails to Reveal Guerrillas’ Total Wealth

A totoaba found in Mexico
A new report has highlighted the need for authorities in Mexico to treat the trafficking of illegal... ReadLeer
/ Environmental Crime

How Mexican Crime Groups Profit From Illegal Fish Bladder Trade