Investigation and Analysis of Organized Crime

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The Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras are now home to some of the... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Extortion Explainer 1: Evolution of Extortion in the Northern Triangle

Extortion has been a part of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) and 18th Street Gang's (Barrio 18)... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Extortion Explainer 2: From a “Cora” to the Rent

Extortion is a simple and generally unsophisticated criminal activity that is extremely lucrative.... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Extortion Explainer 3: The Modus Operandi

Extortion is a particularly pernicious crime because of how limited victims are to resist it.... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Extortion Explainer 5: Responses to Extortion Fall Short

The impact of extortion in the Northern Triangle is colossal. Beyond the economic damage amounting... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Extortion Explainer 4: Undermining Institutions

The notorious Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) and 18th Street Gang (Barrio 18) are the main protagonists of... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Street Gangs

Through the use of violence, the Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) and 18th Street Gang (Barrio 18) have... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Copycats

The variety of extortionists in Central America speaks to the ease with... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Independent Criminal Groups

Although gangs dominate the extortion markets in Central America,... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

Corrupt State Actors

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Corruption scandals have continued to break at dizzying pace across Latin America throughout 2017,... ReadLeer
/ Argentina

GameChangers 2017: Anti-Corruption Successes Fuel Elite Backlash

When US President Donald Trump put the MS13 gang at the center of his domestic security narrative... ReadLeer
/ El Salvador

GameChangers 2017: Trump Battles MS13 With Lies, Half-Truths and Recycled Policies