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Monthly Archives: May 2018

A new report says that the United States funded an elite unit of El Salvador’s national police... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

US Funding for Abusive El Salvador Police Casts Doubt on Vetting

Authorities in El Salvador are keen to expand a much-praised local policing model believed to have... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

In El Salvador, a Thin Line Between Community Policing and Vigilantism

Lawmakers in Honduras are backing a legal attack aimed at undermining the country’s... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Honduras’ Congress Mounts Legal Attack Against Anti-Graft Body

A new report details how lax campaign finance laws in Mexico contribute to criminal influence in... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Drugs, Corruption Quietly Funding Mexico Political Campaigns: Report

The myriad strategies used to combat organized crime need government officials to implement them... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina Security Minister: ‘Our Model Is 80% Intel, 20% Chance’

Peace negotiations between Colombia's government and the ELN rebel group have reached their most... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

As Peace Talks Flail, Colombia’s ELN Seeks ‘Liberation or Death’

The first-of-its-kind discovery of a coca farm in Guatemala may be a sign that drug trafficking... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Guatemala’s First Coca Farm Signals Expansion of CentAm ‘Experiments’

Few have followed the anti-graft fight in Central America’s Northern Triangle region as closely... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

US Rep. Norma Torres: ‘We Want to Really Understand Who’s Corrupt’

Guatemala President Jimmy Morales
On May 24, the US House of Representatives approved an amendment to strengthen anti-graft measures... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

US Congress Approves Continued Monitoring of Central America Graft

Authorities in Mexico have arrested the wife of the leader of the CJNG on charges she helped the... ReadLeer
/ Jalisco Cartel

Mexico Authorities Close In on CJNG With Arrest of Leader’s Wife

MS13 graffiti
Ernesto Deras cannot explain why he got up from his seat, approached the front of a church in the... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

How to Leave MS13 Alive

A new report claims that sweeping legal reforms approved in 2016 could be the answer to Mexico’s... ReadLeer
/ Judicial Reform

Implementation of Mexico Anti-Graft Reform Still Elusive