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Sean Tjaden

Venezuela Interior Minister Néstor Luis Reverol
Venezuela's new minister of Interior and Justice touted the country's drug interdiction bona fides... ReadLeer
/ Cartel de los Soles

Indicted Minister: Venezuela is Free of Drug Trafficking

Former El Salvador President Mauricio Funes
Former President Mauricio Funes has reportedly left El Salvador on business as authorities raid... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

El Salvador Ex-President Leaves Country Amid Corruption Probe

Human trafficking is a crime without borders.
A transnational operation against human trafficking rescued more than 2,700 people and dismantled... ReadLeer
/ Human Smuggling

Operation Involves 25 Nations in Effort Against Human Trafficking

Schoolchildren in El Salvador
The number of children in El Salvador abandoning school due to gang threats has risen dramatically... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Gangs Causing Tens of Thousands to Leave School

Palmira, Colombia
The violence plagued city of Palmira saw 46 percent fewer homicides in the first six months of 2016... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Police, Social Action Credited with Taming Deadly Colombia City

Carlos Monteros Castillo
One of Guatemala's most important business figures has been arrested for tax evasion, as the... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala Business Tycoon Busted for Tax Fraud

A Salvadoran police officer
El Salvador's attorney general cautioned security forces against turning the country into the "Wild... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Police, Gang Clashes Make for Bloody July in El Salvador

The legal team of infamous Mexican drug trafficker Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has temporarily... ReadLeer
/ El Chapo

Lawyers for Mexico’s ‘El Chapo’ Slow Extradition Process

Omar Rivera
A member of a commission set up to purge Honduras' National Police said the reform effort has found... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Honduras Police Reform Commission Finds More Crimes

The police chief of Zacatelocua is on the run
 The police chief of Zacatecoluca is on the lam in the second case this month of a major... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Another Municipality Busted for Gang Ties in El Salvador