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Controversial Attorney General Outlasts Guatemala's Anti-Corruption Efforts

NEWS / 18 MAY 2022

Guatemala has reappointed Attorney General Consuelo Porras for a second term despite her track record as a shield for top Guatemalan elites against anti-corruption investigations. Her nomination marks a disheartening…

Ecuador's Police Being Assassinated in Record Numbers

NEWS / 16 MAY 2022

Ecuadorian gangs are taking another page from the playbook of crime groups in Mexico and Colombia, stepping up targeted killings of police officers in drug trafficking hotspots.

Paraguay Grapples with Criminal Sophistication After Prosecutor's Slaying

NEWS / 12 MAY 2022

The assassination of a crusading Paraguayan prosecutor while on honeymoon in Colombia has caused widespread alarm about the rising levels of sophistication and brazenness of Paraguayan criminal groups.

Former Honduras President Pleads Not Guilty, Ex-Police Chief Extradited to US

NEWS / 10 MAY 2022

Former Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández pleaded not guilty to US drug charges on the same day that a notorious ex-Honduras police chief was extradited to the US – in…

Beyond the Cartel of the Suns


In 2020, the US Department of Justice released a bombshell indictment charging sitting Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and other senior members of his government with “narco-terrorism” and accusing them of…

Gordito González and Venezuela’s Narco-brokers


In 2016, two adopted nephews of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro were found guilty of a conspiracy to bring 800 kilograms of cocaine into the United States.

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