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MS13 graffiti
On September 20 in a Boston federal court, the US Department of Justice charged Edwin Mancía... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

US Accuses MS13 Member of Directing East Coast Gang Cells From El Salvador

Dissident FARC Commander alias Euclides Mora was killed by the Colombian military
Dissidents of Colombia's FARC guerrilla group have suffered their most significant blow to date in... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Military Kills Dissident FARC Commander as Peace Implementation Falters

Dany Romero at the time of his 2016 arrest in El Salvador
In our September 28 Facebook Live session, senior editor Mike LaSusa spoke with freelance... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Weekly InSight: El Salvador’s Dany Romero – Gang Leader, Activist, or Both?

FBI wanted poster for 'Chapo Isidro'
The US government has offered a $5 million reward for the capture of a Mexican drug trafficker who... ReadLeer
/ Beltran Leyva Org

US Offers $5 Million Reward for Mexico’s Other ‘Chapo’

One of the Cachiros-linked properties Honduran authorities seized
Authorities in Honduras have reportedly seized millions of dollars worth of property linked to the... ReadLeer
/ Cachiros

Honduras Seizes Millions More in Assets Linked to Cachiros

A demobilized ex-FARC fighter at a concentration zone in Tolima, Colombia
Colombia's FARC guerrilla group is putting pressure on the government to comply with promises made... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia’s FARC Pressures Government to Comply With Peace Obligations

Jorge Eduardo Costilla-Sánchez, alias "El Coss"
A former leader of the Gulf Cartel has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in the United... ReadLeer
/ El Coss

Former Boss of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel Pleads Guilty to US Drug Charges

US Ambassador to Colombia Kevin Whitaker
The US ambassador to Colombia publicly aired his country's main grievances with regard to... ReadLeer
/ Coca

US Ambassador: FARC ‘Have Not Complied’ With Colombia Peace Deal

Mass displacements have risen in 2017
Monitoring groups in Colombia say the number of mass displacements in the country has increased in... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Mass Displacements on the Rise as Colombia’s War Recedes

La Villa de Los Santos Mayor Eudocio Pérez
Authorities in Panama have linked the mayor of a seemingly sleepy seaside town to a transnational... ReadLeer
/ Panama

Panama Mayor Linked to Transnational Drug Trafficking Organization

Adrián Velarde Huamaní, alias "Chato Adrián"
The arrest in Brazil of a wanted drug trafficker from Peru who was on the run for more than a... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

‘Most Wanted’ Peru Drug Trafficker Captured in Brazil

Protesters demand justice for the 43 missing students
It remains unclear exactly how 43 students from a rural teacher's college in Mexico disappeared... ReadLeer
/ Ayotzinapa

Obstructed Justice in Mexico: Ayotzinapa Three Years Later