Analysis

Paying Attention to Central America's Drug Trafficking Crisis

31 OCT 2010

From an October 27, 2010 report by Kevin Casas-Zamora of the Brookings Institution.

'Barbie' Talks?

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 31 OCT 2010

Mexican authorities are making it seem as if Edgar Valdez Villareal, alias “La Barbie,” is cooperating with them following their recent capture of the drug lord. The police released a…

63pc of Mexican Municipalities 'Inflitrated' by Traffickers

MEXICO / 31 OCT 2010

A new study by the Congressional Commission on Development of the Municipalities in Mexico says that drug trafficking groups control 8 percent of all the municipalities, or 71, according…

20,000 Migrants Kidnapped per year in Mexico

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 31 OCT 2010

Twenty thousand migrants per year are kidnapped in Mexico by criminal groups, ElSalvador.com says, citing Mexican and international monitoring organizations. The startling number appears just days after 72 migrants…

Colombia Government: 152 Gangs in Medellin

COLOMBIA / 31 OCT 2010

Colombian authorities have indentified 152 gangs operating in Medellin, according to a report by Caracol citing a government intelligence report.

Uruguay's Security Minister: "Feudalization" of Drug Trafficking

BRAZIL / 31 OCT 2010

In an academic forum in Montevideo, Uruguay’s Interior Minister Eduardo Bonomi said the country is experiencing a “feudalization” of the criminal world in that country, a report by El Pais…

17 Dead in Honduras Gang Massacre

HONDURAS / 9 SEP 2010

Honduras is seeing the fallout from Tuesday’s grisly massacre inside a shoe factory, when three perpetrators used AK-47s to slaughter 17 people.

Plan Colombia

COLOMBIA / 19 AUG 2004

"Plan Colombia" is a multi-pronged, multi-billion dollar effort to battle drug trafficking organizations (DTOs), insurgencies and paramilitary groups in the Andean nation. Passed in 2000 at the tail…

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