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Antonio Cardenas Guillen, alias 'Tony Tormenta'
Antonio Cardenas Guillen, alias "Tony Tormenta," ran finance and logistics for the Gulf Cartel, before his death in 2010.
Alejandro Flores Cacho
Little is know about Alejandro Flores Cacho, a pilot who runs air operations for the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico.
Heriberto Lazcano, alias 'Z3'
Heriberto Lazcano, alias "Z3," was a Mexican special forces commander before headed the Zetas’ drug trafficking operations.
Daniel Barrera Barrera, alias 'El Loco'
Daniel Barrera Barrera, alias "El Loco," was the closest thing Colombia has to a modern Pablo Escobar. Until his…
Miguel Angel Treviño, alias 'Z40'
Miguel Angel Treviño, alias "Z40," led the feared Zetas in Mexico before his capture in 2013.
Diego Perez Henao, alias 'Diego Rastrojo'
Diego Perez Henao, alias "Diego Rastrojo," was the military head of the Rastrojos, a criminal group whose reach stretches across Colombia…
Luis E. Calle Serna
Luis Enrique Calle Serna was a leader in the feared and ambitious Rastrojos criminal organization in Colombia. He surrendered to US…
Mexico is home to some of the hemisphere's largest, most sophisticated and violent organized criminal groups.
Javier Antonio Calle Serna, alias 'Comba'
Javier Antonio Calle Serna, alias Comba, was the top leader of the Rastrojos, a group of former paramilitary…
The Paisas first emerged as a rural militia that grew out of the demobilized AUC paramilitary army, with…
Guillermo Leon Saenz Vargas, alias 'Alfonso Cano'
Guillermo Leon Saenz Vargas, alias Alfonso Cano, was the supreme commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the hemisphere's oldest…
Honduras Makes Few Advances Against Crime During 6-Month State of Exception
After six months, the state of exception in Honduras has failed to significantly reduce gang violence and extortion.
Chiapas Bleeds as CJNG, Sinaloa Cartel Fight for Guatemala Trafficking Routes
Clashes between the Sinaloa Cartel and the CJNG in Chiapas, close to the Mexico-Guatemala border have displacee of thousands.
DataInSights: The Rise and Fall of Ransom Kidnappings in Argentina
Ransom kidnapping became a lucrative criminal economy in Argentina. But since 2015, they've nosedived. Why?…