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Reports from Venezuela are shocking the world with images of “colectivos,” police and military... ReadLeer
/ Cartel de los Soles

The Armed Groups Propping Up Venezuela’s Government

With a well-known route through the Southern Cone decimated and authorities combing the Caribbean... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Pacific Drug Routes From South America More Popular Than Atlantic

It is straight to business for El Salvador’s president-elect Nayib Bukele as he faces... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

The Top Three Security Challenges Facing El Salvador’s President-Elect Nayib Bukele

Colombia’s new government plans to deploy an ambitious program to forcefully eradicate illicit... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Aggressive Coca Eradication Threatens Voluntary Substitution Efforts in Colombia

A new report reveals that the strategies Colombia has used to reduce illicit drug use have not... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Colombia Drug Policy Ignores Growing Local Market

Three recent seizures of military-grade weapons in Venezuela provide evidence that such arms are... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Recent Arms Seizures Underscore Risks of Venezuela’s Political Tension

The number of imprisoned women in Guatemala has quadrupled in the past five years, influenced by an... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

The Collaborators in Guatemala: Chained to the MS13

The latest in a series of investigations involving former Honduras President Porfirio Lobo, his... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Corruption Probe Catches Up With Former Honduras President Porfirio Lobo

A new pro-government Venezuelan militia or “colectivo" allegedly trained by Colombian rebels may... ReadLeer
/ Colectivos

Guerrilla-Trained ‘Colectivo’ Threatens Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela

The death of FARC dissident leader “Rodrigo Cadete” in a recent Colombia military operation has... ReadLeer
/ Colombia

Death of ‘Rodrigo Cadete’ in Colombia Heavy Blow to FARC Dissidents

The swearing in of Nicolás Maduro for a second presidential term demonstrates just how deeply... ReadLeer
/ Cartel de los Soles

Venezuela Criminal Structures Bolster Maduro in Second Term

Guatemala President Jimmy Morales has pushed his country to the brink of a constitutional crisis in... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Guatemala President Causes Constitutional Crisis to Oust CICIG