Analysis

Massacre in Honduras Linked to Barrio 18

BARRIO 18 / 12 NOV 2010

In the most complete account of the October 30 massacre of fourteen youth at a San Pedro Sula soccer field, Honduras’ newspaper La Prensa recounts how nine…

Salvadoran Policeman Dies on Ranch controlled by 'Zetas' in Mexico

EL SALVADOR / 12 NOV 2010

After the July 24 death of a Salvadoran policeman on a ranch in Mexico along the US border that Mexican authorities say was controlled by the Zetas criminal syndicate, ElSalvador.com…

Arrested Farmers Deny Cartel Links

MEXICO / 12 NOV 2010

Amidst confusing and suspicious circumstances, Mexican authorities say they have arrested eight members of the Peasant Farmer and Popular Organization.

Report Documents Growing Danger for Guatemalan Police

GUATEMALA / 12 NOV 2010

In a phenomenon that appears to mirror that of Mexico’s, 47 Guatemalan police have been killed already this year, the Prensa Libre newspaper reports.

Recordings Reveal Connection between Mexican Legislator and 'Familia'

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 11 NOV 2010

Audio leaked to Mexican radio by the Federal Police reportedly captures a conversation between Servando Gómez Martínez, alias "La Tuta," a leader of the powerful criminal…

Tijuana Cartel Leaves Ominous Message in Sinaloa Heartland

MEXICO / 11 NOV 2010

Three warning banners were hung yesterday in various locations around Culiacán, the capital city of Sinaloa, each them mocking Joaquín Guzmán Loera, alias "El Chapo," and Ismael Zambada García,…

Massacre at Tijuana Rehab Center Linked to Marijuana Seizure

MEXICO / 11 NOV 2010

After a gang of masked gunmen burst into a rehabilitation center in Tijuana and methodically assassinated 13 patients, El Universal reports that the Sinaloa cartel is behind the massacre. …

Crime Wars: Gangs, Cartels and US National Security

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 3 NOV 2010

In this controversial study by Bob Killebrew and Jennifer Bernal, published in September 2010, the Center for a New American Security attaches the sticky yet not necessarily accurate term…

WOLA Condemns Mexican Military in Report

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 1 NOV 2010

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) published a new report yesterday about human rights violations by the military in Juarez and Chihuahua City, Mexico.

Verdad Abierta on Gold Mining and Conflict

COLOMBIA / 1 NOV 2010

Colombian publications Verdad Abierta website and its partner Semana magazine have published an article looking at the ways unlicensed gold mining is feeding the armed conflict in Northern Antioquia, Colombia.

Police Riot in Ecuador

ECUADOR / 1 NOV 2010

Chief of Ecuador police, Felipe Martinez, resigned Friday after the dramatic protests which President Correa and his supporters described as a "coup attempt."…

Mexico Sets Table for Police Reforms

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 1 NOV 2010

The New York Times published a piece Friday on the push to reform Mexico's security forces.

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