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Peruvian drug kingpin alias "Caracol"
The heirs to a recently captured Peruvian drug kingpin have reportedly already taken over criminal... ReadLeer
/ Peru

After Drug Kingpin Arrest, What Next for Peru’s Biggest Seaport?

The FARC's"Jorge Briceño" Bloc is named after slain guerrilla commander "Mono Jojoy"
A major faction of Colombian guerrilla group the FARC has said it will ignore ongoing peace talks... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Key FARC Faction Challenges Colombia Peace Process

Sinaloa Cartel operatives are accused of laundering money via melted gold
A recent report describes how the Sinaloa Cartel used gold sales to move drug trafficking profits... ReadLeer
/ Gold

Sinaloa Cartel Laundered Drug Money by Melting Gold: Report

Alleged Venezuelan gang leader alias "El Topo"
The death of a gang leader allegedly responsible for the massacre of over a dozen gold miners in... ReadLeer
/ Illegal Mining

Venezuela Police Kill Gang Leader Blamed for Mining Massacre

CentAm leaders meet in the White House
The US Vice President has praised progress made in the multilateral security plan for Central... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

CentAm Shows Mixed Results as Leaders Discuss US Security Plan

Venezuela murders are on the rise
Newly released homicide statistics show violence continues to rise in Venezuela almost a year after... ReadLeer
/ Homicides

Venezuela Murder Rate Rises Amid Security Crackdown

WhatsApp is among the most popular Internet applications in Brazil
A drug trafficking investigation in Brazil has exploded in a row over internet privacy and civil... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil WhatsApp Ban Highlights Tech Controversies in Crime Probes

El Salvador murders dropped by 42% in April
El Salvador's government has claimed credit for a dramatic drop in homicides last month, but the... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Govt and Gangs Claim Credit for Sharp Drop in El Salvador Murders

Unlike the FARC, the ELN have refused to publicly renounce kidnapping
Colombia's ELN guerrillas' refusal to formally renounce kidnapping may prove to be a... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

ELN Kidnapping a Major Obstacle to Peace Talks?

The final report released by the panel of international experts charged with investigating the... ReadLeer
/ Guerreros Unidos

Four Questions About the ‘5th Bus’ in Case of Mexico’s Missing 43

Archives show that Congresman Baudilio Hichos was part of a police death squad
InSight Crime partner Nómada has revealed documentation linking a Guatemalan congressman who is... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala Congressman Tied to ‘White Van’ Death Squad

Containers at Guatemala's Quetzal Port
Guatemala's former president and vice president -- already detained for involvement in another... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala Ex-President Received Millions in Bribes from Spanish Company