David Gagne

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 06:17
Mexico has extradited the head of the Sinaloa Cartel's Central America operations to the United States, a move that could spark fresh concern among elites in Honduras thought to be connected to organized crime.
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 06:37
The run-up to Colombia's local elections on Sunday has seen a drop in political violence compared to previous campaigns, but election monitors warn the influence of armed groups and mafia networks over politics in the country has far from disappeared.
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 06:46
An alleged top member of the customs fraud ring in Guatemala known as "La Linea" has incriminated former President Otto Perez Molina and Vice President Roxana Baldetti, an ominous sign of what lies ahead for the fallen presidential duo.
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 06:08
Members of the MS13 in Guatemala are now investing their earnings from extortion in legal enterprises, according to a new report, although it remains unclear to what extent the street gang has become involved in international drug trafficking.
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 06:09
Brazil has broken up what authorities are calling the country's largest synthetic drug trafficking network, further demonstration of the growing domestic and regional demand for these types of narcotics
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 06:27
The US Coast Guard seized a record $1 billion worth of heroin and cocaine over a four-month period, providing further evidence that maritime drug trafficking in Latin America is seeing a resurgence.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 07:31
Angry mobs in Argentina have recently carried out a series of extrajudicial killings, pointing to widespread distrust in the country's official institutions, thanks in part to numerous reports of police corruption.
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 07:29
A common refrain for one of the root causes of violence in Latin America is the wide gap between the rich and the poor. Yet homicides in the region have continued to rise even as income inequality has fallen significantly.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 07:01
El Salvador has once again registered the highest number of homicides since the end of the country's civil war, raising doubts about the government's short-term security strategy.
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 07:11
Reported seizures of firearms in Colombia and Mexico far outstrip those of war-torn Iraq, according to a new United Nations report, a reflection of the huge demand for illicit weapons among organized crime syndicates in Latin America.