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A federal prison that housed some of Mexico’s most powerful crime bosses will shut down, marking... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico to Close Prison Infamous for Narco Parties, ‘El Chapo’ Escape

A new law in Costa Rica, that looks to destroy illegal landingstrips, could provide an opportunity... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Costa Rica Passes Law to Destroy Illegal Runways on Private Property

Criminal groups increasingly deploying drones -- for purposes ranging from surveillance to reported... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

How Organized Crime Networks Are Using Drones to Their Advantage

Recent operations in Brazil against the country’s two leading gangs, the PCC and Red Command,... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil Goes After Gang Finances But With Little Guarantee of Success

A new report says that authorities in Mexico failed to send bone fragments found in connection to... ReadLeer
/ Ayotzinapa

Yet More Negligence Uncovered in Mexico’s Handling of Ayotzinapa Case

Alma* arrived in Texas like so many others had and would in the years to come: on her own. She had... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

‘We Ruled’ – Excerpt from MS-13: The Making of America’s Most Notorious Gang

Authorities in Panama’s northwestern province of Bocas del Toro have intercepted a string of... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Panama’s Bocas del Toro Archipelago New Cocaine Seizure Hotspot

The jaguar’s head slumps over the back of an all-terrain vehicle. A lifeless paw outstretched... ReadLeer
/ Environmental Crime

Suriname’s Jaguar Trade: From Poaching to Paste

Public officials and private individuals close to the president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, are... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador’s President Bukele Linked to Venezuelan Money Laundering Scheme: Report

The United States is calling for authorities in Mexico to intensify their crack down on the... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

US Demands Mexico Double Down on Hardline Anti-Drug Approach

Recent reports of a group called the Border Command (Comandos de la Frontera) in the department of... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

New Names, Old Tricks for ex-FARC Mafia in Colombia’s Putumayo

Over a week out from the kidnapping of Paraguay’s former vice president by the EPP guerrilla, it... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Paraguay’s EPP Seemingly Transformed Under New Leadership