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US Justice Dept: Mexico Violence Implications for the US

MEXICO / 11 NOV 2010

Statement for US Senate of Anthony P. Placido Assistant Administrator for Intelligence Drug Enforcement Administration and Kevin L. Perkins Assistant Director, Criminal Investigative Division Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Priest Accused of Accepting Zetas Money

MEXICO / 11 NOV 2010

A priest in Pachuca, Hidalgo is under investigation by the Mexican Attorney General’s Office and Church authorities for his alleged connections with the drug trafficking organization known as…

Police Destroy 134 Tons of Marijuana in Tijuana

MEXICO / 6 NOV 2010

In what amounts to the largest marijuana seizure in Mexican history, state police from Baja California and military operatives found 134 tons and 240 kilos of the drug in three…

6 Tijuana Cartel Members Arrested in 'Cristal' Raid

METHAMPHETAMINE / 6 NOV 2010

A Police sweep last Saturday saw the arrest of six low-level members of the Arellano Félix Organization, also known as the Tijuana Cartel. …

Mexico Army Raids Tijuana Cartel Safehouse

MEXICO / 6 NOV 2010

Acting on an anonymous tip, the Mexican Army cracked down on a safe house used by the Arellano Félix crime syndicate, also known as the Tijuana Cartel, arresting four cartel…

AQ: Battling Organized Crime in Guatemala

GUATEMALA / 5 NOV 2010

From an article by Morris Panner and Adriana Beltrán published in the Fall 2010 issue of "America´s Quarterly."…

International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, 2010

3 NOV 2010

An excerpt from the report follows below.

COHA: Mexico's War on Sex Trafficking

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 3 NOV 2010

From a report by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs Research Associate Melissa Graham, published October 13, 2010.

Stretching the Border: Smuggling Practices and the Control of Illegality in South America

3 NOV 2010

From an article by José Carlos G. Aguiar, published in "Global Consortium on Security Transformation: New Voices Series," No. 6, …

Shining Path Political Group Preps for Elections

PERU / 1 NOV 2010

Amid suspicions, a leftist organization of ex-Shining Path guerillas, known as Movadef, is prepping to launch mayoral candidates in at least three districts across Peru.

Mexico Denies Kidnapping of Honduran Consuls

HONDURAS / 1 NOV 2010

Two Honduran diplomats reported being kidnapped temporarily by unknown perpetrators in Veracruz, Mexico last Saturday. But the state governor has already denied the version of the story presented…

Colombia Arms Trafficking Ring Included Ex-Police, Witch

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 1 NOV 2010

With occasional advice from a "witch," a group of police and military officials sold arms to the FARC's 48th Front, Colombian news media is reporting.

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