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The power of Colombia's elites is founded upon one of the most unequal divisions of land in the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Elites and Organized Crime: Introduction

43 student teachers disappeared near Iguala, Mexico
Nearly two months after the disappearance of 43 students in Guerrero, southwest Mexico, the... ReadLeer
/ Ayotzinapa

The Disappeared of Iguala, Mexico: A Crime Foretold

A narco-message signed by the Jalisco Cartel
In the competitive and ever-changing environment of Mexico's drug trade, groups like the CJNG and... ReadLeer
/ Jalisco Cartel

How the Jalisco Cartel Evolved with Mexico’s Drug War

The Uruguayan presidential candidate favored by drug policy reform advocates, ex-President Tabare... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Uruguay Presidential Candidate Proposes Rehab for Marijuana Users

Rt. Peruvian police Colonel Benedicto Jimenez
Two hundred police officers are under investigation for ties to a criminal network allegedly led by... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

200 Peru Police Linked to Crime Ring Allegedly Run by Retired Colonel

Alias "Raul" with security team. Source: Caretas
A US indictment against commanders of Peru's Shining Path guerrilla group is a boost to the... ReadLeer
/ Peru

US Indicts Shining Path Rebels as Drug War Focus Shifts to Peru

Alleged Red Command leader in Paraguay
Brazilian drug gang the Red Command sends a ton of Colombian cocaine each month into Brazil from... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Red Command Ships 1 Ton of Cocaine Monthly from Paraguay

New drug flight routes through Central America
The Mosquito Coast, which stretches along Nicaragua’s Atlantic coastline and into Honduras, is an... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Nicaragua Coast Becomes Gateway for Honduras Drug Flights

Goods seized in operation against FARC militia
The FARC guerrillas are no longer a national threat, according to Colombia’s government. However,... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

FARC Lose Rural Fighters, Move to Urban Militias

El Boqueron prison, where MS-13 leaders are held
An official investigation into the workings of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) in Guatemala paints a... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Guatemala Identifies MS-13 Leadership

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos
The Urabeños are the last of Colombia’s new-generation criminal groups (known as the BACRIM)... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Urabeños are Colombia’s Last National Drug Gang: Govt

SOUTHCOM commander John Kelly, far right
Just the Facts analyzes statements from the new SouthCom commander on the sequestration budget cuts... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala

Six Observations about SouthCom ‘Posture Statement’