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María Elena Ortegón

The Barrio Azteca prison gang emerged in Texas prisons, later served as armed support to the... ReadLeer
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Barrio Azteca

ELN boss "Pablito" filmed in Venezuela
Colombian guerrilla group the National Liberation Army (Ejército de Liberación Nacional – ELN)... ReadLeer

ELN in Venezuela

The term "Cartel of the Suns" (Cartel de los Soles) is used to describe shadowy groups inside... ReadLeer
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Cartel of the Suns

Francisco, or Frank, Zeledon, allegedly runs a drug trafficking network from the city of Bluefields... ReadLeer
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Francisco Zeledon

Jose Eberto Lopez Montero, alias "Caracho," is a former soldier who was recruited into the ranks of... ReadLeer
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Jose Eberto Lopez Montero, alias ‘Caracho’

El Salvador is a relatively small but growing player in the drug trafficking business. It serves as... ReadLeer
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El Salvador Profile

The Lorenzanas are a traditional contraband family, who, over time, became enmeshed in the... ReadLeer
/ Guatemala


Erickson Vargas Cardenas, alias "Sebastian," is a former hitman turned leader of the feared Oficina... ReadLeer
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Erickson Vargas Cardenas, alias ‘Sebastian’ (Oficina)

Guillermo Leon Saenz Vargas, alias Alfonso Cano, was the supreme commander of the Revolutionary... ReadLeer
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Guillermo Leon Saenz Vargas, alias ‘Alfonso Cano’

Guatemala's 40-year civil war laid the groundwork for many criminal organizations, including... ReadLeer
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The Popular Revolutionary Anti-Terrorist Army of Colombia (Ejercito Revolucionario Popular... ReadLeer
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