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Members of a Central American gang. c/o Brookings Institution
Prison gangs in Central America and Brazil have evolved from small predatory groups to... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Study Shows Prison Gangs Rule Much More than Penitentiaries

Protesters demonstrating to raise awareness about opioid abuse
A new report sheds light on how the US pharmaceutical industry has poured millions of dollars into... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Report Links US Drug Lobby to Opioid Epidemic

Destruction of seized drugs in Mexico. c/o Animal Politico/Cuartoscuro
Results of Mexico's antinarcotics strategy in 2016 show that seizures of all types of drugs and of... ReadLeer
/ Heroin

Data Shows Mexico Losing Battle With Organized Crime

“Timochenko” on stage at the FARC conference. c/o Ricardo Cruz/Verdad Abierta
The contrast between the FARC’s 10th Conference and the last peace process in this same place 16... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

The FARC No Longer a Criminal Power?

Attorney General Douglas Meléndez (left) and Justice Minister Mauricio Ramirez Landaverde in the teleconference.
El Salvador’s attorney general announced the creation of a new anti-impunity unit in the... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Announces New Anti-Impunity Unit

Gen. Javier Flórez
The general who negotiated disarmament with Colombia's FARC said questions about the rebel army's... ReadLeer

Are FARC Militias a Wild Card in Colombia Peace Process?

Corporate credit cards can be used to disguise illicit financial transactions
Organized crime groups are getting creative with credit cards to move illicit proceeds across... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Cartels Put Their Money Laundering on Corporate Credit Cards

M-16 confiscated from a gang in El Salvador
The government of El Salvador's militarized campaign against the country's street gangs has been... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

El Salvador Gangs Wielding More Weapons of War

Nemesio Oceguera Cervantes, alias “El Mencho”
Media outlets in Mexico have posted an online audio recording purported to be a conversation in... ReadLeer
/ El Mencho

What to Say When Mexico’s Biggest Drug Lord Calls? ‘Yes Sir’

Migrants on 'The Beast' c/o Manu Ureste/Animal Politico
The Mexican government has announced a new strategy to stop migrants from hopping the infamous... ReadLeer
/ Human Rights

Mexico Plans to Tame ‘The Beast,’ Cut Migrant Route North

General Penitentiary of Venezuela
Convicts were able to force the Venezuelan government to transfer more than 2,500 detainees to... ReadLeer
/ Extortion

Venezuela Government Hostage to Out of Control Prisons

Guzmán brothers Iván (left) and Alfredo
Two sons of Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, allegedly kidnapped from a restaurant... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

Sons of Mexico Drug Lord Freed After Kidnapping