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Héctor Silva Ávalos

A cocaine laboratory in Honduras
Authorities in Honduras have destroyed more than 100 acres of coca crops this year, showing that... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Honduras Proves Fertile Ground for Coca

The number of destroyed illegal airstrips and the volume of seized cocaine in Honduras this year... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Drug Flights Climb Again in Honduras and Guatemala

The El Faro media group reported that the El Salvador government is “negotiating” with street... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

3 Dirty Secrets Revealed by the El Salvador Gang ‘Negotiations’

Authorities in Honduras have seized more cocaine during the first seven months of this year than... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Honduras Cocaine Seizures Reveal Renewal of Drug Corridor

Anti-impunity prosecutors in Guatemala have presented an investigation into one of the country’s... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Renewed La Línea Investigations Further Implicate Guatemala Officials

The Guatemalan government has once again imposed martial law in a region pivotal to organized... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Guatemala Imposes Martial Law Under Pretext of Combating Organized Crime

Guatemalan congressmen and political operators -- two of whom face criminal charges -- are... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Attack on Top Court Threatens Constitutional Crisis in Guatemala

The Aguacate airstrip allegedly used by President Zelaya’s brother to traffic drugs
The approval of a new law targeting drug planes will afford the Honduras government improved access... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Airspace Law Further Exposes Contradictory US-Honduras Drug Partnership

El Salvador President Salvador Sánchez Cerén
The administration of El Salvador President Salvador Sánchez Cerén insists that it will not... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Negotiations Between El Salvador Govt, MS13 Prove Elusive

Bishop Gregorio Rosa Chávez
In a first, top representatives of El Salvador's powerful and influential Catholic Church have said... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Church Offers to Mediate Resolution With Gangs

José Adán Salazar Umaña is the only Salvadoran citizen currently on the US government's Kingpin... ReadLeer
/ Chepe Diablo

The Lucky ‘Kingpin’: How ‘Chepe Diablo’ Has (So Far) Ridiculed Justice

José Adán Salazar Umaña, alias Chepe Diablo
When Luis Martínez was the Attorney General in 2015, he ordered his subordinates to shelve the... ReadLeer
/ Chepe Diablo

In About-Face, El Salvador Govt Reopens ‘Chepe Diablo’ Case