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Traffickers use Honduras' La Mosquitia region to land clandestine drug flights
A recent report highlights the alleged collusion of Honduran military personnel with drug... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Honduras Military Collusion w/ Drug Traffickers Remains an Issue: Report

Kuczynski (center) with the newly created Presidential Integrity Commission on October 24
Peru has created another commission aimed at rooting out government corruption, but previous... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Peru’s New Anti-Corruption Commission Risks Redundancy

Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte
The governor of the Mexican state of Veracruz announced his intention to leave office just weeks... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Mexico Governor to Resign Amid Corruption Allegations

Police in Pavão-Pavãozinho during the shootout
A shootout in Rio de Janeiro refocuses attention on the Brazilian city's use of police... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Rio Shootout Raises Questions About ‘Pacification’ Strategy

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos
The awarding of the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos adds a... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Nobel Prize Boosts Colombia President’s Political Capital

The number of Mexican soldiers in domestic security roles doubled in five years
The number of Mexican soldiers in policing roles has doubled under President Enrique Peña Nieto,... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

More Soldiers on Mexico Streets Fails to Improve Security

A car in Limón riddled with bullets
Costa Rica is bolstering security in a Caribbean province that has become a hotspot for criminal... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

Violence in Costa Rica Port City Sparks Security Debate

Honduras hopes to double its National Police to 26,000
Honduras is looking to double its National Police within the next six years, an ambitious yet... ReadLeer
/ Honduras

Honduras Aims to Double National Police by 2022

Inmates still hold 11 individuals hostage
The ongoing hostage situation in a Venezuelan jail highlights the country's chaotic penitentiary... ReadLeer
/ Prisons

Hostage Situation Mark of Venezuela Prison Chaos

Ecuador looks to cut its security presence along the Colombia border
Ecuador is looking to drastically reduce its military presence along its northern border following... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Is Ecuador Drawdown on Colombia Border Premature?

Colombia's attorney general, Néstor Humberto Martínez
Following the signing of a historic peace agreement, Colombia's attorney general has said the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia AG Says FARC Must Declare Illicit Assets Now

Detained members of a Colombian arms trafficking network
A series of recent raids and reports highlights the thriving arms trade throughout Latin America,... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Recent Seizures Point to Thriving LatAm Arms Trade