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Trinidad and Tobago's former Minister Glen Ramadarsingh
A former minister in Trinidad and Tobago has called for a state of emergency to address rising... ReadLeer
/ Caribbean

Fmr Trinidad & Tobago Minister Latest to Call for State of Emergency

Alfredo Beltrán Leyva at the time of his arrest in 2008
A former leader of Mexico's Beltrán Leyva Organization was sentenced to life in prison in a... ReadLeer
/ Beltran Leyva Org

Corruption Case Dampens Diplomatic Victory of Mexico Kingpin’s Sentencing in US

Argentina Security Minister Patricia Bullrich
Authorities in Argentina are reshaping security policies by putting more emphasis on information... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Overhaul of Argentina Security Policy Leaves Unanswered Questions

El Salvador Attorney General Douglas Meléndez (center)
El Salvador's Attorney General's Office has reportedly been forced to postpone 15 hearings on drug... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Lack of Resources Aggravates El Salvador Security Troubles

TSJ President Maikel Moreno
Venezuela's highest court has stripped the opposition-led National Assembly of its legislative... ReadLeer
/ Venezuela

As Venezuela Unravels, Govt Consolidates Hold on Power

117 self-identified FARC militias handed themselves in
Over 100 individuals who self-identified as FARC militias have handed themselves over to... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Over 100 FARC ‘Militias’ Hand Themselves in to Colombia Authorities

A drug plane seized during the raid in Argentina
Authorities in Buenos Aires arrested 10 members of a binational criminal group that used planes to... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Paraguay-Argentina Crime Group Used Planes to Smuggle Marijuana

Colombian soldiers are permitted to combat GAO
Arguing about artificial labels that help make sense of organized crime in Latin America may seem... ReadLeer

What’s in a Name? The Politics of Latin America’s Organized Crime Lexicon

Former Apopa Mayor Elías Hernández
Authorities in El Salvador say a former mayor who was arrested last year had ordered gang members... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Ex-Mayor Ordered Gang to Kill Local Official, Police Say

Alleged Barrio 18 members captured for attacks on police
Over a dozen alleged members of the Barrio 18 gang were arrested for their participation in a... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Barrio 18 Members Arrested in Series of Attacks on Guatemala Police

Bolivian Interior Minister Carlos Romero
Bolivia's interior minister said emissaries of Brazilian and Colombian drug trafficking groups are... ReadLeer
/ Bolivia

Bolivia Minister Sticks to Party Line on Foreign Cartel Presence

Detained Itatí mayor Natividad "Roger" Terán
The latest drug raid in a border town in Argentina resulted in the arrest of the mayor and several... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Argentina Mayor, Police Chief Arrested in Drug Raid of Border Town