Confidential police reports reveal that the three main gangs operating in El Salvador remain a real threat.
A close look at El Salvador's Police Information System, which is used to collect and analyze information on criminals in the country.
InSight Crime spoke with Brotherton to learn more about the history of gang legalization in Ecuador and examine its impact on the current security situation.
Military crackdowns and mass trials show that there's no end in sight in El Salvador's anti-gang state of exception.
Three cases in recent weeks highlight how Colombian groups continue to dominate loansharking schemes across Central and South America…
As Latin American governments consider whether to emulate El Salvador, voices of dissent are getting crowded up.
Latin America's constantly growing prison population has seen tens of thousands of children growing up without their parents, with dire consequences.
The acquittal of "El Barney" raises questions about El Salvador's approach to targeting gang leaders amid the state of exception.
After six months, the state of exception in Honduras has failed to significantly reduce gang violence and extortion.
Nelson Alexander Flores Pacheco, alias "Mula", was the liaison between the Mexican Mafia and the MS13 in Tijuana, Mexico.
As the CITES treaty hits 50, we take a look at its successes, failures, and future challenges in reducing the illicit trade of wildlife.
US authorities have made several arrests that could strike a big blow to the MS13’s Mexico Program.