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In our June 28 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime Co-Director Steve Dudley and Senior... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Weekly InSight: How Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Benefits Organized Crime

Authorities in Spain and Venezuela have arrested members of two different transnational networks... ReadLeer
/ Gender and Organized Crime

Transnational Sex Trafficking Rings Cash In on Venezuela Crisis

The announcement of a graft investigation against almost 800 legislators in Honduras raises further... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Honduras Corruption Scandal Casts Doubt on Attorney General Selection

A new report from the United Nations says global cocaine and opium production are at an all-time... ReadLeer
/ Coca

UN Report Calls for New Strategies to Curb Growing Global Drug Market

By sentencing four police officers involved in extrajudicial executions, authorities in El Salvador... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Police Convictions Fall Short in Curbing Abuses

The discovery of two dismembered bodies in downtown Mexico City, the most recent in a series of... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

What Is Behind the Recent Wave of Violence in Mexico City?

US estimates of coca production in Colombia show the Andean nation has set a new record for the... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Colombia Coca Production Hits New Record High, US Figures Say

For seven years under the same prison minister, organized crime groups have turned Venezuela's... ReadLeer
/ Prisons

Venezuela Prisons: Organized Crime Control Centers

The demobilization of Colombia's main guerrilla group, the FARC, has left a criminal power vacuum... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

EPL Urban Militia Sows Fear in Colombia-Venezuela Border Communities

The use of World Cup merchandise to smuggle cocaine around the world points to a longstanding... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

How Narcos Use World Cup Mania to Smuggle Cocaine

A new law in Colombia allowing for the collective surrender of criminal groups may have little... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Law Letting Crime Groups Surrender May Be Too Little Too Late

Armed "parapolice" groups have played a central role in the violent repression of opposition... ReadLeer
/ Nicaragua

Could Nicaragua ‘Parapolice’ Groups Turn Criminal?