Pablo Escobar's former hitman, Henry Holguín, explains how he exchanged killing for peacebuilding ahead of Colombia's Total Peace talks.
Human trafficking is prevalent and pervasive in Ciudad Juárez, and relies on either direct state participation, malpractice, or indifference.
In Tijuana, local pimps often form part of small, family-based human trafficking networks, which can also work with organized crime groups.
Human trafficking is one of the most complex and misunderstood criminal economies in the world. This is especially true along the US-Mexico border.
The PNFAS has been the scene of two massacres. For years, the tension between Barrio 18 and MS13 escalated.
The tri-border where Colombia, Brazil, and Venezuela meet has long served as a transit corridor for cocaine.
Legal protections for the Amazon rainforest are complicated by different domestic laws and competing interests across countries.
Deep in the vast jungle of the Amazon, critical primary forests are being razed to mine gold, grow coca, and harvest timber.
Illegal mining is by far the most widespread and insidious environmental crime occurring in the Amazon’s tri-border regions.
In the Amazon’s tri-border areas, illegal logging is expanding, due to the low cost of land, and few controls on deforestation.
Venezuela's Presidents Chávez and Maduro, to secure long-term power, ensured the country's criminal groups would answer to them.
Extortion, black markets, repressing political opponents: The Cupaz react with brutal efficiency to opportunities across Venezuela.