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Camilla Harrison-allen

The inside of a prison in El Salvador
A double homicide inside a juvenile detention center uncovered an unwritten rule within El... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

The El Salvador Gang That Kills Its Gay Members

Security forces in front of MS13 graffiti
The MS13 has called for negotiations with the government, which could include the dismantling of... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

MS13 Seeks Dialogue With El Salvador Government

Illegal mining has destroyed virgin jungle
Latin America witnessed a criminal boom in illegal mining in 2016, and a rise of complementary... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

GameChangers 2016: Illegal Mining and Continuing Criminal Diversification

Venezuelans often wait in long lines for basic goods
Venezuela is likely the second most dangerous nation on earth, and with the situation of political,... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Venezuela Set for Murderous 2017

Brazil's prisons are notoriously overcrowded
The prison population throughout Latin America has been growing steadily for the past few decades.... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

The Brazilian Prison System: Challenges and Prospects for Reform

Mexico's military has failed to release data on killings of civilians
For the past four years, the army has refused to reveal the number of civilians killed by members... ReadLeer
/ Human Rights

Mexico Army Hides Number of Civilians Killed by Armed Forces

Police officers outside a funeral for a slain colleague
The same day they buried the seventh police officer killed by gang members in November, the... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Police Prepare to Take Their Own Revenge Against Gangs

Alleged CJNG members under arrest
In less than a decade, the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation (CJNG) has transformed into one of... ReadLeer
/ Canada

Mexico’s Jalisco Cartel – New Generation: From Extinction to World Domination

Catalino Mirando, owner of Acostes bus company, poses with his 9 mm pistol in his office.
El Salvador's main passenger transport entrepreneur dares to resist paying extortion to the... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

The El Salvador Businessman Who Does Not Pay the Gangs

Extortion payments are deducted from some bus drivers' salaries
In El Salvador, extortion demanded by gangs has become so normalized that there is a bus company... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

The Bus Route That Institutionalized Extortion in El Salvador

Former Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte
New details have surfaced relating to the alleged embezzlement of fugitive former Veracruz Gov.... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

New Embezzlement Allegations Against Fugitive Fmr Mexico Governor

Costa Rican and Honduran authorities busted a transnational drug ring allegedly involving over a... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

Bust of Transnational Drug Ring Follows Honduras Kingpin’s Capture