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The Gulf Cartel is among the oldest most powerful cartels in Mexico, but has lost territory in recent years.
Central General Staff - Ex-FARC Mafia
The Central General Staff (Estado Mayor Central - EMC) is the governing body of a group of factions who refused…
Héctor Rusthenford Guerrero Flores, alias 'Niño Guerrero'
Héctor Rusthenford Guerrero Flores, alias “Niño Guerrero," is the leader of Tren de Aragua, Venezuela's largest homegrown criminal group.
Acacio Medina Front - Ex-FARC Mafia
The Acacio Medina Front is a dissident group that emerged from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), also known…
Hermágoras González Polanco, alias ‘Gordito González’
Hermágoras González Polanco has been active in Venezuela's drug trafficking scene for over four decades, thanks to his ability to…
Las Claritas Sindicato
Las Claritas Sindicato is one of the strongest and longest-lasting criminal groups dedicated to illegal mining in Venezuela’s southern state…
Erick Alberto Parra Mendoza, alias “Yeico Masacre”, is the leader of one of the most violent gangs in Venezuela's state…
Carlos Capa Gang
The Carlos Capa gang is one of the oldest surviving criminal gangs in Valles del Tuy, south of Caracas in…
The R Organization
The R Organization is one of Venezuela's fastest growing mining gangs, which are often referred to as sindicatos.
Tren de Guayana
Tren de Guayana is one of the most powerful mining gangs to currently operate in the southern Venezuela state of…
Genaro García Luna
The US trial of Genaro García Luna, the architect of Mexico's war on drugs, will seek to prove whether he…
Dominican Republic Corruption Investigation Inches Toward Ex-President
High-ranking officials from the former government of President Danilo Medina in the Dominican Republic continue to fall.
‘Mula’: The Bridge Between MS13 and Mexican Mafia in Tijuana, Mexico
Nelson Alexander Flores Pacheco, alias "Mula", was the liaison between the Mexican Mafia and the MS13 in Tijuana, Mexico.
Venezuela Oil Minister Resigns Amid Political Fight With Criminal Ramifications
The resignation of Venezuela's Oil Minister, Tareck El Aissami, after the arrest of a close ally may precede a sensational fall.