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Human trafficking remains one of world’s most profitable criminal industries, but recent... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

5 Strategies to Combat Human Trafficking in the Americas

A new report claims that sweeping legal reforms approved in 2016 could be the answer to Mexico’s... ReadLeer
/ Judicial Reform

Implementation of Mexico Anti-Graft Reform Still Elusive

José Luis Merino, a high-ranking and controversial government official in El Salvador, has been... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Closing In on El Salvador Cabinet Member, US Detains His Brother

The dissidence of the EPL, which the Security Forces call Los Peludos, is the dissidence of the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia Groups


The 1st Front dissidence is the most important of the criminal groups comprised of ex-members of... ReadLeer
/ Colombia Groups

1st Front Dissidence (Ex-FARC Mafia)

In another blow against anti-corruption efforts, President Jimmy Morales’ government replaced... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Ousting of Police Director May Shift Guatemala’s Balance of Power

The recent arrests of an elusive and powerful Guatemalan businessman-turned lobbyist and an... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Arrest of Guatemala’s ‘Tennis Shoe King’ Could Impact Prosecutor Selection Process

Ex-FARC commander “Gentil Duarte” has risen to the top of Colombia’s most-wanted list, but... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia’s Least-Known But Most-Wanted Public Enemy No. 1

This week, Guatemala’s new interior minister asked Congress to reform the penal code in order to... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Gangs as ‘Terrorists’ Proposal Is a Smoke Screen in Guatemala

Colombian authorities have reported that Mexican cartels are attempting to establish themselves in... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Mexican Cartels in Colombia: Setting Up Shop or Seeking New Partners?