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Rio De Janeiro’s Police Pacification Units (UPPs), already suffering from crippling budget cuts... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Refusal to Respond to Calls Highlights Demise of Rio’s UPP Program

The small Central American nation of Belize has a remarkably high homicide rate. The main sources... ReadLeer
/ Belize

Belize Profile

En nuestra sesión de Facebook Live del 3 de agosto, nuestro editor sénior Mike LaSusa conversó... ReadLeer

InSight Semanal: seguridad y lucha contra las drogas, lecciones desde Latinoamérica

Mass incarceration for drug crimes is a major driver of prison overpopulation
A new report criticizes the criminalization of drug use and concludes that the mass incarceration... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

Criminalizing Drug Use Has Been Counterproductive: Report

Nicaragua has long been one of the least violent countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.... ReadLeer
/ Nicaragua

Nicaragua Profile

This Nicaraguan drug trafficking group is linked to the Reyes Aragon family, headed by Augustin... ReadLeer
/ Nicaragua


A Nicaraguan drug transport gang, the Reñazco family is believed to move cocaine shipments along... ReadLeer
/ Nicaragua


A former fighter in the paramilitary United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC),... ReadLeer
/ Colombia Personalities

Cesar Augusto Torres Lujan, alias ‘Mono Vides’

Dairo Antonio Úsuga, alias “Otoniel,” is the head of Colombia’s most powerful criminal... ReadLeer
/ Colombia Mafia

Dairo Antonio Úsuga, alias ‘Otoniel’

The National Liberation Army (Ejército de Liberación Nacional - ELN) is one of the two main... ReadLeer
/ Colombia


Luis Enrique Calle Serna was a leader in the feared and ambitious Rastrojos criminal... ReadLeer
/ Colombia Personalities

Luis E. Calle Serna

Javier Antonio Calle Serna, alias “Comba,” was the top leader of the Rastrojos, a group of... ReadLeer
/ Colombia Personalities

Javier Antonio Calle Serna, alias ‘Comba’