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Too Little Too Late? Bolivia, Brazil to Boost Efforts Against Criminal Migration – InSight Crime, July 22, 2017 (Español aquí)

Officials Resist Blaming ‘Cartels’ for Deadly Mexico City Clashes – InSight Crime, July 21, 2017 (Español aquí)

Asset Forfeiture in Latin America: A Moral Dilemma? – InSight Crime, July 20, 2017 (Español aquí)

Are Central American Gangs Growing in Southern Mexico? – InSight Crime, July 19, 2017 (Español aquí)

Chaos in Venezuela Contributing to Resurgence of Colombia’s Rastrojos? – InSight Crime, July 18, 2017 (Español aquí)

Report Links Spike in Colombia Deforestation to FARC Demobilization – InSight Crime, July 18, 2017 (Español aquí)

Human Trafficking Network Dismantled in Panama – InSight Crime, July 17, 2017 (Español aquí)

Mexico’s Police are Overworked, Underpaid and Poorly Distributed – InSight Crime, co-authored with Steven Dudley, July 14, 2017 (Español aquí)

Residents of Rio, Brazil Flee Amid Growing Violence: Report – InSight Crime, July 11, 2017 (Español aquí)

Mexico Prison Deaths Reflect Endemic Problems, Criminal Conflicts – InSight Crime, July 10, 2017 (Español aquí)

After Massive Police Op, What’s Next in Fight Against Illegal Gold? – InSight Crime, July 7, 2017 (Español aquí)

Role of Female Gang Members Evolving in Honduras: Report – InSight Crime, July 7, 2017 (Español aquí)

Insecurity Leads Mexico Convenience Store Chain to Close Stores – InSight Crime, July 6, 2017 (Español aquí)

New App Aims to Improve Citizen Security in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – InSight Crime, July 6, 2017 – (Español aquí)

Honduras Kingpin Pleads Guilty, Sets Stage for Damning Revelations – InSight Crime, July 3, 2017 – (Español aquí)

Bloody Battle in Sinaloa, Mexico Reflects Splintering Underworld – InSight Crime, July 3, 2017 – (Español aquí)

Report Underscores Mexico’s Flawed Response to Rising Violence – InSight Crime, June 30, 2017 (Español aquí)

Latin America Still Falling Short in Combating Human Trafficking: Report – InSight Crime, June 27, 2017 (Español aquí)

Rising Seizures and Consumption in Argentina – the Next Brazil? – InSight Crime, June 27, 2017 (Español aquí)

US Plays Catch Up With Engagement Strategy in Caribbean – InSight Crime, June 26, 2017 (Español aquí)

Are Crime Groups Increasingly Corrupting Costa Rica Police? – InSight Crime, June 23, 2017 (Español aquí)

Mexico Arrests Knights Templar Leader, Cementing Group’s Demise – InSight Crime, June 22, 2017 (Español aquí)

CentAm Gangs Selling Drug Trafficking Services on Dark Web: UN Official – InSight Crime, June 20, 2017 (Español aquí)

Mexico Authorities Misusing Surveillance Tech to Spy on Political Opponents: Reports – InSight Crime, June 19, 2017 (Español aquí)

Mexico Marines to Regain Control of Country’s Ports – InSight Crime, June 17, 2017 (Español aquí)

Trump’s Cuba U-Turn Could Impact Anti-Narcotics Efforts – InSight Crime, June 16, 2017 (Español aquí)

Mexico Vigilantes Use Gruesome Video to Promote Their Cause – InSight Crime, June 14, 2017 (Español aquí)

Report Highlights Rising Violence in Northern Brazil – InSight Crime, June 13, 2017 (Español aquí)

Corruption Is the ‘Operating System’ in Honduras: Report – InSigh Crime, Co-authored with Mike LaSusa, June 12, 2017 (Español aquí)

Ten Countries with Highest Child Homicide Rates All in LatAm: Report – InSight Crime, June 6, 2017 (Español aquí)

Guatemala Mayor’s Brother Tied to Major El Salvador Cocaine Seizure – InSight Crime, June 5, 2017 (Español aquí)

Illegal Gold Mining in Costa Rica Suggests Diversifying Criminal Landscape – InSight Crime, May 24, 2017 (Español aquí)

Conflict, Violence Continue to Drive Displacement in Latin America: Report – InSight Crime, May 23, 2017 (Español aquí)

Mexico Ex-Governor’s Extradition Overshadows Other Important Cases – InSight Crime, Co-authored with Deborah Bonello, May 17, 2017 (Español aquí)

America’s Real Gang Threat is Domestic, ICE Figures Prove – The Crime Report (InSight Crime article from May 12 cross-posted), May 16, 2017

Inter-American Court Sanctions Brazil over Police Violence for First Time – InSight Crime, May 16, 2017 (Español aquí)

Paraguay Police Took Bribes from Marijuana Producers: Audio Recording – InSight Crime, May 15, 2017 (Español aquí)

‘La Patrona’ Escape from Guatemala Prison Spotlights Institutional Corruption – InSight Crime, May 12, 2017 (Español aquí)

US Anti-Gang Operation Shows Complexity of Criminal Landscape – InSight Crime, May 12, 2017 (Español aquí)

Basic Trafficker Technology Trumps Hi-Tech Authorities – InSight Crime, May 11, 2017 (Español aquí)

How Will Cuts in US Aid Impact the Northern Triangle? – InSight Crime, May 11, 2017 (Español aquí)

Proposed Anti-Gang Law in Guatemala Another Flawed ‘Iron Fist’ Policy? – InSight Crime, May 3, 2017 (Español aquí)

Ecuador’s Alleged ‘Pablo Escobar’: from Boatman to Drug Lord – InSight Crime, May 1, 2017 (Español aquí)

Arrests Highlight Role of Dominican Crime Groups in International Drug Trade – InSight Crime, April 25, 2017 (Español aquí)

Security Concerns Remain Despite Drop in Homicides in Honduras – InSight Crime, April 20, 2017 (Español aquí)

Record Killings of Rio Police Are Part of Institutional Failure – InSight Crime, April 11, 2017 (Español aquí)

Brazil Crime Groups Expanding Oil Theft Operations – InSight Crime, April 5, 2017 (Español aquí)

Governments Must Go After the Money to Combat Transnational Crime: Report – InSight Crime, March 28, 2017 (Español aquí)

Veracruz: Report Unveils Mexico’s ‘State of Terror’ – InSight Crime, Co-authored with Alistair Thompson, March 15, 2017 (Español aquí)

US Indicts Fmr Guatemala VP, Fmr Interior Minister on Drug Charges – InSight Crime, February 24, 2017 (Español aquí)

Venezuela Citizens Charged with Trafficking Arms from Miami – InSight Crime, February 23, 2017 (Español aquí)

Closing of Private School in Honduras Linked to Extortion – InSight Crime, February 16, 2017 (Español aquí)

Report Reveals Intersection of Development Projects, Organized Crime in Honduras – InSight Crime, February 13, 2017 (Español aquí)

El Salvador Gangs Responsible for 84% of Forced Displacements: Report – InSight Crime, January 30, 2017 (Español aquí)

Money Laundering Links Honduras, Panama and US – InSight Crime, January 27, 2017 (Español aquí)

Militarized Approach Continues as Mexico to Send 500 Troops to Border Town – InSight Crime, January 23, 2017 (Español aquí)

Unpaid Peru Informants Shows Issues with Compensation Programs – InSight Crime, January 17, 2017 (Español aquí)

Latest Brazil Prison Riot Signals Emerging Security Crisis – InSight Crime, Co-Authored with Mike LaSusa and Randall Ramos, January 16, 2017 (Español aquí)

The Fate of Honduras – Jacobin, December 7, 2016

Urban Pilón, Recalling Roots to Lead a Chicago Culinary Movement – Agúzate, November 24, 2016

Alto a las Deportaciones: Movimiento por Justicia dirigido por Indocumentadxs (en Español) – El BeiSMan, November 10, 2016

Stopping Deportations: Chicago’s Undocumented-Led Movement for Justice – El BeiSMan, November 9, 2016

We Need Each Other: How austerity and the Chicago Teachers Union have fostered a culture of solidarity between parents and educators – Jacobin, November 3, 2016

As Honduran Environmental Activists Face Renewed Repression, U.S. Security Aid Keeps Flowing – Security Assistance Monitor, a project of the Center for International Policy, November 1, 2016 (reprint)

I’m a Millennial and I Don’t Trust Hillary Clinton, But Here’s Why #I’mWithHer – El BeiSMan, November 1, 2016

Environmental Activists Face Renewed Repression in Honduras – The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), October 27, 2016

Mérida educators speak out on need for comprehensive education reform – The Yucatan Times, October 19, 2016

‘Allá en San Fernando’ blurs the lines between life and death, violence and redemption – El BeiSMan, October 14, 2016

Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center Celebrates 45 Years of Community Engagement — El BeiSMan, October 3, 2016

The U.S. Spends Millions Funding Central America’s Drug War. A New Report Says it Hasn’t Worked — In These Times, September 12, 2016

They’re Refugees, Not Illegal Immigrants — El BeiSMan, September 2, 2016

Enrique Peña Nieto and Donald Trump: A Future Without Hope — El BeiSMan, September 1, 2016

Domestic Workers in Ill. Win Bill of Rights: “Years of organizing have finally paid off” — In These Times, August 16, 2016

Why a Georgia Congressman is Fighting to Stop Security Aid to Honduras — In These Times, August 11, 2016

Chicago Activists Accuse ICE of Racial Profiling After Street Corner Raid — In These Times, August 10, 2016

Colombian Fest: It’s not a festival, it’s a verbena — Agúzate, July 11, 2016

Maestros de Chicago Protestan en Solidaridad con los Educadores Oaxaqueños (en Español) — In These Times, June 23, 2016

Chicago Teachers Organize In Support of Mexican Colleagues After Violent Clashes in Oaxaca — In These Times, June 23, 2016

Activistas de Chicago muestran apoyo a la CNTE en Oaxaca (entrevista en Español) — In These Times, June 22, 2016

Why Oaxaca Matters — El BeiSMan, June 21, 2016

After Teachers Union Protests Against Education Reform, Mexican Police Kill 8 Protesters in Oaxaca — In These Times, June 21, 2016

Honduran Indigenous Leader Asks Sen. Dick Durbin To Help ‘Stop the Assassinations’ in Honduras — In These Times, June 9, 2016

Jennicet Eva Gutiérrez: “I found my voice and regained my humanity and my dignity” — El BeiSMan, June 5, 2016

Jorge Mena: Undocumented and Unafraid, Chicago Latinxs Battle Trump — El BeiSMan (reprint), June 1, 2016

Consumers, Poultry Workers’ Last Line of Defense Against Exploitation and Inhumanity (Part III/III) — El BeiSMan, May 31, 2016

Donald Trump’s Hateful Rhetoric No Match for Chicago’s Latinx Community — The Yucatan Times, May 23, 2016

Mexico’s Women Rise Up Against Climbing Femicide Rates in Puebla, Nationwide (reprint) — San Miguel Times, May 23, 2016

Corporate Control in Arkansas Poultry Industry Helps To Silence Opposition (Part II/III) — El BeiSMan, May 10, 2016

Arkansas Poultry Plant Exploitation Sheds Light on National Concern (Part I/III) — El BeiSMan, May 1, 2016

Mexico’s Women Rise Up Against Climbing Femicide Rates in Puebla, Nationwide (original) — The Yucatan Times, April 29, 2016

Chicago’s National Museum of Mexican Art Debuts New Exhibitions — El BeiSMan, March 29, 2016

Two Worlds Collide in Mérida’s Big City Dichotomy (Mérida, México) — The Yucatan Times, March 24, 2016

RIMEL: Chicago’s Own Battles the Patriarchy — El BeiSMan, March 6, 2016

The Hills Have Weavers, the Zapotec Way of Life (Oaxaca, México) — El BeiSMan, March 1, 2016

‘Saca tu Sabucán Yucatán’ Aims To Eliminate Plastic Bags From Environment (Merida, Mexico) — The Yucatan Times, February 26, 2016

Sabor a Cafe Transcends Borders with a Globally Inclusive Focus — El BeiSMan, February 6, 2016

Eliades Ochoa y Barbarito Torres en el Old Town School of Folk Music (en Español) — El BeiSMan, February 1, 2016

Latin@ Millennials To Be Difference Maker in 2016 — El BeiSMan, February 1, 2016

Cue the Music, Beats Battle Words for Unity — El BeiSMan, January 29, 2016

Carmen Aristegui in Chicago: Democracy and Freedoms in México — El BeiSMan, January 28, 2016

Mass Deportation: A Betrayal of American Values — El BeiSMan, January 6, 2016

‘El anarquismo en México’ Gives Modern Anarchist New Identity — El BeiSMan, January 5, 2016

Donald Trump and la ‘campaña del miedo’ (bilingue) — El BeiSMan, January 1, 2016

El Reino de las Sombras y el olvido de los desaparecidos en México (en Español) — El BeiSMan, December 18, 2015

Dos Santos Closes Out Global Dance Party in Cumbia Style — El BeiSMan, December 15, 2015

‘Spotlight’ Illuminates Harsh Realities of Journalism, Catholic Church — El BeiSMan, December 9, 2015

‘Alegrías y lágrimas’ Breathes Hope for Immigrants, Refugees — El BeiSMan, December 3, 2015

Sixteen Shots and 400 Days Later: CPD’s Attempted Cover Up — El BeiSMan, November 30, 2015

Guillermo Calderón’s ‘Escuela’ Transcends Time and Place — El BeiSMan, November 11, 2015

Peña Nieto pretende silenciar la verdad con “La noche de Iguala” — El BeiSMan, November 7, 2015

Jorge Zepeda Talks Journalism, Fiction To Open First Annual Latin@ Authors Book Fair — El BeiSMan, October 29, 2015

Anabel Hernández’s Quest for Change in México — El BeiSMan, October 27, 2015

‘El campanario’: The Ambiguity of Life and Remembering — El BeiSMan, October 21, 2015

The Music of Gonzalo Córdova: Traditional and Modern Sounds — El BeiSMan, October 13, 2015

Ishto Juevez’s Migrant Trail, A Fusion of Culture and Love — El BeiSMan, September 20, 2015