El Salvador's Hipster President Is Attacking the Media
The environment for investigative outlets in the Central American nation is dire. Journalists who've written critically about the president face criminal investigations and threats from government officials.
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Mexico’s Government Can't Find 70,000 Missing People
President AMLO promised to prioritize the search for Mexico's 'disappeared', but his efforts have merely frustrated families looking for their loved ones.
COVID May Be Killing Hundreds of Prisoners in Mexico
Reports from inmates' families, and several official data points, indicate the surge in deaths in the shrouded prison system could be from the coronavirus.
Cops Are Seizing Massive Amounts of Cocaine in Honduras During COVID-19
It’s a huge uptick from 2019 in this key transit nation where the president has been implicated by drug traffickers.
Nobody Knows How Many Migrants Are Being Held In Mexico's Squalid Detention Centers
Advocates fear COVID-19 could be spreading through the centers used to detain undocumented migrants.
Trans Women Are Finally Getting Justice in El Salvador
Two police were convicted of killing a trans woman and sentenced to 20 years in prison. It's the first conviction for the killing of a trans person in the nation's history.
Restrictions to a New Kind of Drug Smuggling Are Harming Mexico's Opioid Users
Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, tighter border controls have stopped drug workers from smuggling life-saving medicine into Mexico.
There's 'Blood-Free' Weed Growing in the Middle of Cartel Land
We spoke to Mexican farmers in Sinaloa growing "ethical" cannabis with no ties to the drug cartels.
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The Honduran Drug Boss Who Helped the US Now Faces Deportation—and Death
Digna Valle Valle helped the DEA bring down some of Honduras' most powerful drug traffickers. Now she could be deported back to the country to die.
Coronavirus Is Leading to Shortages of Fentanyl And Meth
The pandemic has slowed the production and export of chemicals from China to Mexico, for onward smuggling into the U.S.
The World's Biggest Legal Coca Industry Might Get Shut Down
A right-wing power grab in Bolivia could spell the end of a system that has likely kept the drug war in check.
Mexican Drug Cartels Are Openly Handing Out Toys To Win Over Local Families
As turf rivalries intensify, violent gangs step up the charm offensive to get locals on their side.