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The Salvadoran government is assuring that there exists a profound division within the Mara... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

‘Shyboy,’ the Mysterious Spokesman of El Salvador’s MS503

Cowboy hats and flasks adorned with imitation jaguar and snakeskin prints dot the market of the... ReadLeer
/ Paraguay

Inside Paraguay’s Illegal Cannabis Plantations

Between 2012 and 2017, less than 11 percent of Peru’s $650 million anti-narcotic expenditure was... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

How Peru Spent Its Anti-Drug Budget Over the Past Five Years

In a neighborhood outside of El Salvador's capital San Salvador, Barrio 18 gang members are forcing... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

The ‘Nannies’ of El Salvador’s Barrio 18

The expression “evangelical drug trafficker” may sound incongruous, but in Rio de Janeiro,... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

In Brazil, Religious Gang Leaders Say They’re Waging a Holy War

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As 2017 comes to a close, InSight Crime takes a look back at some of our favorite interactions with... ReadLeer
/ NarcoCulture

InSight Crime’s Favorite Fan Mail of 2017

The recent arrest of one of the top criminal figures in Medellín, Colombia, is unlikely to have a... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Arrests Top Figure in Medellín Underworld, but Impact Likely Limited

The sentence handed down in a US court to nephews of Venezuela’s first lady is anything but... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Is ‘Narco Nephews’ Sentencing a Political Message to Venezuela?

The government of Colombia has issued seemingly contradictory statements regarding the amount of... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Colombia Sends Mixed Messages on 2018 Coca Eradication Goal

A new study of the Zetas’ operations in northern Mexico offers a detailed examination of the... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

New Study Offers Insight Into Zeta Tyranny

An improvised response from Mexico’s leading presidential candidate has renewed a complex debate... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Could an Amnesty in Mexico Reduce Violence?

Colombia’s wounded Urabeños group has announced a unilateral ceasefire in its latest bid to... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Video: Colombia’s Wounded Urabeños Seek a Way Out