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Barrio 18 gang members
The Barrio 18 gang in El Salvador allegedly engaged in large-scale extortion of a community water... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Barrio 18 Extortion Scheme Casts Doubt on El Salvador Govt Security Narrative

Mayoral Delegate Yhosbel García Buasbek
The arrest in Peru of a mayoral delegate and dozens of his suspected accomplices for running a... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Peru Political Leader Headed Violent Land Trafficking Group: Officials

Spain's Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido inspecting the cocaine seized on June 4
Authorities in Spain say they have seen a marked increase in maritime seizures of South American... ReadLeer
/ Criminal Migration

Maritime Seizures of LatAm Cocaine Shipments to Spain on the Rise

Salvadoran authorities inspecting a container
The infilitration of cargo containers to smuggle drugs is now evident in El Salvador, according to... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Traffickers Falsify Cargo Seals to Smuggle Drugs through El Salvador: UN

Judge Ortega sentenced top DR officials to prison pending Odebrecht graft trial
Several top officials in the Dominican Republic have been remanded to pretrial detention for... ReadLeer
/ Dominican Republic

Top Dominican Republic Officials Imprisoned Pending Odebrecht Trial

Over 470 kilograms of cocaine were found in a cotton cargo
A recent cocaine seizure in Peru has shown that organized crime groups have begun to follow new... ReadLeer
/ Cocaine

Peru Crime Groups Using ‘Ant Plan’ to Traffic Cocaine: Authorities

José Virgilio Sánchez Montoya, alias “Pechocho"
Authorities in Honduras are investigating whether a recently captured alleged gang member escaped... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Honduras Arrests Gang Member Thought to Already Be in Prison

MS13 ledgers
The seizure of a rudimentary ledger belonging to an alleged MS13 gang member in El Salvador sheds a... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

MS13 Arrest Sheds Light on Gang’s Finances

Former Vice President of Guatemala Roxana Baldetti
A former vice president of Guatemala allegedly used her majority stake in two newspapers to try to... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala VP Controlled, Influenced Media: Witness

José Carlos Ramírez Umanzor, mayor of Pasaquina, was arrested on May 31
The arrest in El Salvador of a mayor suspected of drug trafficking has raised new questions about... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Shadow of Perrones Looms over El Salvador Mayor’s Arrest

Pemex engineers repairing a pipeline in Mexico
Colombia's finance minister said Mexico should look to the South American country as an example to... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Should Mexico Follow Colombia’s Example in Combating Fuel Theft?

Police forces in Mexico's state of Michoacán
Police forces in Mexico's state of Michoacán have increasingly been subject to attacks, a reminder... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico Police Killings Illustrate Failures of Vigilantism in Michoacán