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Authorities in Panama have ended a nearly decade-long ban on the importation of firearms into the... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Lift on Panama Firearms Import Ban May Backfire Amid Homicide Spike

Drug users in Tijuana are being unwittingly exposed to the deadly opioid fentanyl in a corridor... ReadLeer
/ Fentanyl

Fentanyl Enters Heroin Supply in Tijuana, Mexico

The top prosecutor in El Salvador has asked congress to strip immunity from a legislator he says... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Tip of the Iceberg: Former El Salvador Presidential Candidate Accused of Negotiating with Gangs

map homicide rates 2019
Unrest gripped much of Latin America and the Caribbean throughout 2019. From record violence in... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

InSight Crime’s 2019 Homicide Round-Up

Following the dramatic prison break on January 19 by members of the PCC, Paraguay’s president has... ReadLeer
/ Paraguay

Deploying Soldiers and Tanks Hasn’t Helped Paraguay’s Prison Crisis

The year was one of political tumult, fed in no small part by organized crime and its favored... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

GameChangers 2019: 10 Predictions for Organized Crime in 2020

A network of navy officials accused of providing jet fuel for aircraft transporting drugs has... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Uruguay Navy Officers in Worrying Link to Drug Trafficking

The seizure of tons of stolen copper near Santiago, Chile, set to be sent illegally to China, has... ReadLeer
/ Chile

Chile’s Copper Robbing Epidemic Likely Fueled by China Demand

The announcement that a regional anti-corruption commission in Honduras will not continue marks the... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

A Death Foretold: MACCIH Shuts Down in Honduras

Colombia’s last rebel army is now the most powerful criminal syndicate in Latin America, as it... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

GameChangers 2019: Latin America’s Top 10 Criminal Groups

Authorities have accused Luis Del Río Jiménez, alias “el Tío,” or “Señor T,” of being... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Was ‘Señor T’ One of Colombia’s Invisible Drug Traffickers?

The criminal, economic and political dynamics behind illegal gold rushes this past year in... ReadLeer
/ Ecuador

GameChangers 2019: Illegal Mining, Latin America’s Go-To Criminal Economy