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Illegal logging in Peru
A top government official in Peru said drug trafficking organizations laundered $250 million last... ReadLeer
/ Environmental Crime

Drug Traffickers Laundered $250 Million in 2015: Peru Official

El Salvador police are being for investigated for 30 cases of extrajudicial killings
El Salvador's Inspector General for Human Rights has accused police and soldiers of committing... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Police Accused of Two Extrajudicial Massacres

Members of El Salvador's Special Reaction Force
El Salvador deployed an elite unit of soldiers and police officers to combat gangs that have... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Deploys Elite Anti-Gang Squad to Rural Areas

Coca eradicators
With coca cultivation on the increase, the Colombia government may yet resume using a controversial... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Colombia Considers Resuming Glyphosate Use on Coca Crops

Protesters in Michoacan
Mexican security forces installed a new base to combat armed groups in the Tierra Caliente region... ReadLeer
/ Mexico

Mexico Army Moves Into Michoacan Despite Protests

Costa Rican Coast Guard retrieving cocaine from a recent interdiction
The Costa Rica Coast Guard's recent seizure of several cocaine shipments underlines the country's... ReadLeer
/ Costa Rica

Costa Rica Gives Questionable 2016 Cocaine Trafficking Estimate

Argentina police inspect a vehicle used in an express kidnapping
A wave of "express kidnappings" has hit Buenos Aires in the last few weeks, a recurring crime in... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Express Kidnappings on the Rise Again in Buenos Aires

Laura Caballero Rodríguez
Business leaders in Acapulco are calling for a peace pact among citizens, the government and... ReadLeer
/ Extortion

Acapulco Businesses Call for Peace Pact w/ Organized Crime

An alleged member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang
In an interview with investigative news website El Faro, an unidentified gang leader asserts that... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Govt Helped Strengthen Gangs: Gang Leader

3 PDVSA officials pleaded guilty in the US
Three officials at Venezuela's state-run oil company pled guilty in the US for their roles in a... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

PDVSA Officials Plead Guilty in $1 Billion Bribery Scheme

Oscar Solorzano says corruption has cost Venezuela $350 billion
An independent specialist says government officials in Venezuela have diverted some $350... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

$350 Billion Lost to Corruption in Venezuela: Expert

Lula da Silva and President Rousseff at Thursday's swearing-in ceremony
Shortly after Brazil President Dilma Rousseff named predecessor Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Twists in Massive Corruption Scandal Rock Brazil