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 Cartes.
El Chapo's sons, the Jalisco Cartel, more - a free-for-all may be happening in Sonora after the fall of Rafael Caro Quintero.
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.
Resilient, rare and incredibly lucrative, ipê trees are the unlucky bellwethers of illegal logging trends in the Brazilian Amazon.
Amid El Salvador's brutal anti-gang crackdown, one top MS13 leader was escorted out of the country by a government official.
Two Argentine restaurateurs residing in Spain are wanted for allegedly using yachts to send cocaine between South America and Europe.
Rafael Caro Quintero, Mexican drug lord and erstwhile head of the defunct Guadalajara Cartel, has been apprehended by Mexican authorities.
The death of one of the last-remaining leaders of the ex-FARC mafia may signal the disintegration of the FARC dissidents in Colombia. Has the situation reached a breaking point?…