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US firearms have flowed into the hands of corrupt security forces and criminal organizations in... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Lack of US Gun Control Provokes Record Bloodshed in Mexico

Authorities in Colombia continue to home in on the Urabeños crime group, arresting the brother of... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Urabeños Leadership Under Mounting Pressure in Colombia

Notwithstanding the bloodshed in perennial hotspots like Tijuana and Acapulco, the surge of... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Irapuato, Symbol of Rising Violence in Mexico’s Mid-Sized Cities

In a video published on YouTube, a group of senior former FARC rebel leaders declared the intention... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Major Implications of Former FARC Leadership Returning to War

The net is tightening around former Ecuador president Rafael Correa after a new order for his... ReadLeer
/ Ecuador

In Rafael Correa’s Absence, Ecuador Goes After His Allies

The discovery of a truck converted into an armored vehicle has raised alarms about escalating... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Narco-Tank: An Intimidation Tactic in Guerrero, Mexico?

The former mayor who may bring down Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández first appears on... ReadLeer
/ Cachiros

How an Ex-Mayor Could Bring Down the Honduras President

The defection of a cell of the Jalisco Cartel New Generation in Baja California has stoked the... ReadLeer
/ Jalisco Cartel

Internal Strife Within the CJNG in Baja California, Mexico

The leader of a notorious Venezuelan gang is reportedly operating from Colombia, highlighting how... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Venezuelan Megabanda Leader Reportedly Operating from Inside Colombia

Illegal timber and drug trafficking are closely linked in northeastern Honduras, a major cocaine... ReadLeer
/ Environmental Crime

How Drug Traffickers Became Masters of Honduras’ Forests

A series of raids have highlighted how widespread corruption among Paraguayan officials has allowed... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Corrupt Paraguay Officials Allow Thriving Contraband Market Into Brazil

Alejandro Giammattei, a 63-year-old doctor linked to Guatemala’s right-wing elite, became the... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Top 3 Security Challenges Awaiting Guatemala’s President-Elect