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The mayor of the Peruvian capital Lima is working hard to disentangle one of Latin America's most chaotic cities.

Mayor Susana Villaran has battled rats, tax cheats and chaotic streets of Peru’s capital. Now gangsters are attempting to bring her down. Read more»

Mexican potato chip company Sabritas, a subsidiary of U.S. food giant PepsiCo, was the target of a drug cartel this weekend when its delivery trucks and warehouses were firebombed. Read more»

Mexican soldiers in Mexico City in December 2010.

A fourth high-ranking Mexican military officer has been arrested as part of an investigation into alleged army links to drug cartels. Read more»

Guards try to keep family members of prisoners away from the Apodaca prison gates following a riot in February.

Mexico's prison problems stem primarily from a lack of control. Corruption is rife among guards and wardens, who have been implicated in abetting mass escapes and allowing mafias to charge inmates fees for simple comforts such as sleeping on bunks. Read more»

Former leader of Mexico's Tijuana drug cartel Benjamin Arellano Felix, 58, was sentenced Monday to 25 years in U.S. prison and ordered to forfeit $100 million. Read more»

A plate marks the border between the U.S. and Canada on a bridge on the Mohawk reservation of Akwesasne.

Until now, the U.S. has focused most of its security efforts on its border with Mexico. But its porous northern frontier is set to come under greater scrutiny following recent warnings of terrorist threats. Organized crime uses the highly porous Mohawk reservation as a conduit for illicit cargo, including cigarettes and firearms. Read more»

Nicolo Rizzuto

Gunned down last week by a marksman hiding in the woods behind his Montreal mansion, Nicolo Rizzuto's death was as cinematic as his life. Read more»