Uruguay is known as one of the safest countries in Latin America, but organized crime and violence are on the rise.
The Salvadoran National Civil Police say gangs are planning attacks on security forces, but others believe the remark has more to do with politics.
Violence against women has surged in Central America, prompting awareness efforts like the one in Guatemala this weekend.
Amid rising crime, the Peace Corps pulled out of in Honduras this week.
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The indictment of a Lebanese man accused of running a money-laundering and drug-trafficking ring for Hezbollah in Colombia has sparked fresh concerns about the Islamic militia group's connections to organized crime in Latin America.