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Sol Velásquez

Once the most powerful civilian drug trafficker in Venezuela, Syrian-born Venezuelan citizen Walid... ReadLeer
/ Venezuela

Walid Makled

Medellin native Henry de Jesus Lopez, alias "Mi Sangre," had a prolific criminal career that saw... ReadLeer

Henry de Jesús López, alias ‘Mi Sangre’

Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, alias "Timochenko," is only the third commander-in-chief in the FARC's... ReadLeer
/ Colombia Personalities

Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, alias ‘Timochenko’

Unlike some Central American gangs that have earned fame for their brutality and their liberal use... ReadLeer
/ Chepe Diablo

Texis Cartel

While Reynerio Flores is serving an 80-year jail term, he remains one of the most notorious and... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador Personalities

Reynerio Flores Lazo

The Perrones are El Salvador's most infamous transportation group. Made up of a mix of hoteliers,... ReadLeer
/ Chepe Luna


The Mara Salvatrucha, or MS13, is perhaps the most notorious street gang in the Western Hemisphere.... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador


Nicolás Rodríguez Bautista, alias "Gabino," was a peasant recruit who rose to become the... ReadLeer
/ Colombia Personalities

Nicolás Rodríguez Bautista, alias ‘Gabino’

Alejandro Flores Cacho runs the air operations of the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico. A mysterious... ReadLeer
/ Alejandro Flores Cacho

Alejandro Flores Cacho