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Colombia's Urabeños are killing police officers, letting the incoming government know they're still a force to be reckoned with.
Poorly equipped human smugglers have cost the lives of 17 Haitian migrants after their boat capsized near the Bahamas.
Almost four months into a nationwide crackdown, El Salvador's government has failed to disarm its notorious street gangs.
Indigenous communities in Brazil are using drones to fight deforestation and the frequent assaults of loggers on their lands.
The Urabeños, and some smaller Colombian gangs, have sent a letter to president-elect Gustavo Petro to seek peace.
Venezuelan gang, Tren de Aragua, has gradually become one of South America's main criminal threats, with Chile its latest target.
Pressure from the US and at home may finally strip away the impunity enjoyed by Paraguay's powerful former president, Horacio…
El Chapo's sons, the Jalisco Cartel, more - a free-for-all may be happening in Sonora after the fall of Rafael…
Videos showing an ex-FARC Mafia group patrolling Tibú, Colombia, demonstrate the state’s weakening grip on the Catatumbo subregion.
In Haiti, Port-au-Prince’s Cité Soleil has become the latest battleground for two well-armed gang alliances.
Ecuador's complicated gang violence has been worsened by the bloody rise of R7, a small-time but brutal gang.
The US government has added dozens of individuals to a list of allegedly corrupt actors in Central America.