Local drug sales in Sinaloa’s capital city are controlled by one of the most notorious and powerful organized crime families in Mexico.
A new report points out how the success rate in fighting money laundering across Latin America varies widely from country to country.
Femicides in Venezuela have become a common tactic for organized crime groups, targeting partners and relatives of rivals.
Colombia's negotiations with a range of criminal groups, as part of the Total Peace plan, will be complicated by record cocaine seizures.
Countries across Latin America continue to make stubbornly little progress in the fight against corruption.
Brazil's president Lula is acting quickly to kick out illegal miners and loggers from the Amazon. But the right economic solutions are needed.
While thousands of gang members have been arrested in El Salvador, some may have moved their activities to Mexico.
With cartels like the CJNG muscling in on illegal mining in Michoacán, Mexico, Indigenous community members continue to suffer.
Otoniel, the fallen head of the Urabeños crime syndicate, has pleaded guilty in New York. His trial will mark the end of an era.
Corrupt Navy troops in Ecuador can be highly useful for drug traffickers, either to protect cocaine shipments or to simply let them pass.
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