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Brazil's presidential election resulted in the victory of far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro, who... ReadLeer
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Can Brazil’s Bolsonaro Deliver on Crime, Corruption Promises?

Brazil is just days away from the first round of this year's general election, and rising crime and... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Crime and Security High on Voters’ Agendas in Brazil Election

The United States put out a "Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem" ahead of the annual... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

US ‘Call to Action’ on Drugs Shows Slipping Global Leadership Role

For decades, governments throughout Latin America have responded to violent criminal groups with... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Can Governments Deter Violence Committed by Crime Groups?

Security forces in Colombia killed a high-level leader of a criminal group descended from recently... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

FARC Dissident Leader’s Death Could Shake Up Colombia’s Pacific Coast

With crime and violence on the rise across Brazil, security has become a major theme in the run-up... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

How Brazil’s Presidential Candidates Would Tackle Deepening Insecurity

Authorities in Mexico have made what is almost certainly the largest seizure of methamphetamine in... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Massive Mexico Methamphetamine Seizure Reflects Market Shifts

El Salvador's Congress passed a bill that makes permanent a previously temporary tightening of... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Congress Makes ‘Extraordinary’ Prison Measures Permanent

New data shows synthetic opioid drugs are driving a sustained increase in overdose deaths in the... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Are Mexico Crime Groups Fueling Rise in US Overdose Deaths?

The United States and Mexico have announced plans for renewed cooperation on combating Mexico-based... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

US-Mexico ‘Action Plan’ Thinks Big, but Impact May Be Small

Peru's entire judicial apparatus is in chaos following the leak of audio recordings that appear to... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Peru’s Judicial Corruption Scandal, Explained

A congressman in Honduras has blamed a prominent Honduran NGO for the decision by members of the US... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

In Honduras, a Congressman’s Threats Scream of Desperation