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For the Ecuadorean province of Esmeraldas on the Pacific side of the Colombia border, 2019 began... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Esmeraldas: An Ecuador Province Gripped by Drug Conflict

The mafia in Colombia today is comprised of a maelstrom of localized groups, shadowy power brokers... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

The Colombian Mafia

Alerts about the growing involvement of Mexican cartels with armed groups and drug trafficking in... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

What Is the Mexican Cartels’ Strategy for Post-FARC Colombia?

The Venezuelan government has placed control of a volatile border state in the hands of a... ReadLeer
/ Venezuela

Controversial Venezuela Official Named ‘Protector’ of Colombia Border State

New corruption and impunity allegations emerging on the eve of the inauguration of Honduras... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Corruption and Impunity Allegations Seed Doubts for Second Term of Honduras President

Major cocaine seizures in Spain, Portugal and Ecuador illustrate the European cocaine pipeline that... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

European Cocaine Seizures Hint at New Possibilities for Colombia Traffickers

Illegal logging causes substantial deforestation in the Amazon
A new report into an emblematic case of timber trafficking in Peru highlights the corruption and... ReadLeer
/ Environmental Crime

Report Exposes Inner Workings of Timber Trafficking in Peru

Political obstruction and lack of leadership has held back peace laws
Time is running out for Colombia's government to establish the legal framework for implementing a... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Time Running Out for Colombia Congress to Pass FARC Peace Legislation

Nidal Waked
The Waked money laundering investigation that has rocked the Panamanian establishment has recorded... ReadLeer
/ Money Laundering

US Secures Confession in Panama Waked Money Laundering Case

Violence against Brazilian adolescents is worsening
Nearly four in every 1,000 Brazilian adolescents living in the country's biggest cities are... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Brazil’s Youth Violence Crisis Deepening: Report

At least 13 died in rioting at Cadereyta prison
At least 13 people have died in a prison mutiny in north Mexico that some witnesses claim was a... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico Prison Massacre Linked to Zetas Takeover Allegations

Former Guatemala President Álvaro Arzú
Guatemala's anti-impunity body the CICIG has made dramatic new allegations in the case of the... ReadLeer
/ CIACS

Guatemala’s CICIG Takes on Third President With New Corruption Allegations