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The fall in heroin prices in the United States and the devastating economic effect this has had on... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Mexico Opium Network Shines Light on Marginalized Poppy-Growing Communities

Recent incursions by the ELN to set up illegal mining facilities along the Caura River in central... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Venezuela Indigenous Communities at Risk From ELN Mining Incursions

Reports that the head of the Jalisco Cartel New Generation constructed a hospital, both for himself... ReadLeer
/ Coronavirus and Organized Crime

El Mencho’s Hospital Rare Example of Infrastructure Built by Mexico Cartels

Mexico’s Navy has welcomed recommendations from a human rights group to accept responsibility for... ReadLeer
/ Human Rights

Mexico’s Navy May Accept Alleged Role in 2018 Border Kidnappings

Colombia’s Vice President Marta Lucía Ramírez has withdrawn a criminal complaint alleging... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia VP Drops Criminal Complaint Against InSight Crime

Colombia’s Attorney General’s Office has notified InSight Crime Co-director Jeremy McDermott of... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Vice President Threatens InSight Crime with Criminal Charges

Salvadoran authorities have arrested General David Munguía Payés, a former defense minister who... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Arrests General Behind 2012 Gang Truce

Ricardo Abel Ayala Ortega, alias "Cabuyo," is currently one of Colombia's highest value military... ReadLeer
/ Colombia Personalities

Ricardo Abel Ayala Ortega, alias ‘Cabuyo’

The Guatemalan government has once again imposed martial law in a region pivotal to organized... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Guatemala Imposes Martial Law Under Pretext of Combating Organized Crime

The relocation of entire communities of former FARC fighters and their families is becoming... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia’s Former FARC Fighters Abandon Reincorporation Camps

As Venezuelan citizens try to return home during the coronavirus pandemic, their own government has... ReadLeer
/ Contraband

Between Contraband and Coronavirus: Migration Dynamics at the Venezuela-Colombia Border

The sophisticated theft of a cigarette shipment has put Chile’s worsening contraband cigarette... ReadLeer
/ Chile

Coronavirus Lockdown Boosts Demand for Contraband Cigarettes in Chile