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A new report on the financial cost of insecurity and criminality throughout the world highlights... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

Report Highlights Financial Cost of Insecurity in LatAm

More than ten families abandon their homes, fleeing the threat of massacre from Barrio 18. A man... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Under the Gaze of Police, Residents Flee El Salvador Gangs

Abusive security forces, weak and corrupt justice systems and inhuman prison conditions are... ReadLeer
/ Human Rights

HRW Rails Against LatAm’s Justice Failings in New Report

In Brazil, 42,000 young people -- the majority non-white males -- will die violently between 2013... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil Govt Faces Up to Spiraling Youth Homicides

Venezuela’s year-old "Zonas de Paz” (Peace Zones) initiative shows no sign of coming to an end,... ReadLeer
/ Megabandas

Despite Rampant Crime, Venezuela’s ‘Peace Zones’ Remain

A former Venezuelan presidential security chief has accused the nation's National Assembly... ReadLeer
/ Cartel de los Soles

Top Venezuela Govt Official Accused of Drug Trafficking

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, has won two court injunctions... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

‘El Chapo’ Gains Ground in Fight Against Extradition

Three quarters of Mexico's municipalities are vulnerable to infiltration and corruption by... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

75% of Mexico Municipalities Susceptible to Organized Crime: Official

A smartphone app allowing anonymous tip-offs has been credited with contributing to a major... ReadLeer
/ Puerto Rico

Smartphone App Aids Fall in Puerto Rico’s Violent Crime

Almost four months after the massacre of 43 students in Guerrero, independent forensic scientists... ReadLeer
/ Guerreros Unidos

More Doubt Cast Over Mexico Student Massacre Story

Cocaine seized in El Salvador in late 2013
Authorities in El Salvador have seized just 2.3 tons of cocaine over the past five years, a figure... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Low El Salvador Drug Seizures Point to Ongoing Impunity, Corruption

Cocaine inside a pineapple from Costa Rica
Costa Rica's export sector is suffering profoundly from the effects of drug traffickers as the use... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

Drug Trafficking Hits Costa Rica’s Export Business: Industry