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El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele has lashed out after several days of bloodshed amid a... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Eruption of Gang Violence Belies Bukele’s Security Wins in El Salvador

Costa Rica has enhanced border security during the coronavirus pandemic to crack down on human... ReadLeer
/ Coronavirus and Organized Crime

Human Smugglers Could Benefit From Costa Rica-Nicaragua Silence

Recent cases of criminal groups distributing supplies in Mexico suggest that the coronavirus... ReadLeer
/ Coronavirus and Organized Crime

Mexico Cartels Hand Out Food Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Though described as a strategy to keep traffickers from exploiting the coronavirus pandemic, the US... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

Why is US Sending Navy Warships to Thwart Drug Smugglers?

US authorities alleged Nidal Waked and other members of his powerful and well-connected family in... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

All Bark, No Bite: How US Bungled Case of ‘Major’ Money Launderer

As the coronavirus crisis exposes the strains on Latin America’s notoriously overcrowded prison... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Coronavirus Clemency: Detainees Seek Freedom Across Latin America

A targeted campaign by Colombian armed forces has left the 18th and 36th Fronts of the ex-FARC... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Ex-FARC Mafia Fronts Left Reeling by Colombian Army in Antioquia

Thefts of tests, ventilators and personal protective equipment have shot up across Latin America... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Theft of Critical Medical Equipment Surges in Latin America

The coronavirus pandemic has halted trafficking in Peru and sent cocaine prices plummeting, but... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

Ucayali, Peru’s Drug Trafficking Gateway to Bolivia and Brazil

The theft of thousands of surgical masks in Cuba reveals how the island’s active black market... ReadLeer
/ Contraband

Coronavirus Driving Black Market for Medical Equipment in Cuba

Of the tens of thousands of investigations into the use of torture in Mexico since 2006, less than... ReadLeer
/ Ayotzinapa

Torture is Widespread, Systematic Security Tactic in Mexico: Report

A high-profile drug trafficker connected to Brazil’s PCC has been captured in Mozambique. The... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Arrest of Top Trafficker Unlikely to Slow Growth of Brazil’s PCC