HomeNewsBriefUN Secretary General Visits Guatemala
BRIEF

UN Secretary General Visits Guatemala

GUATEMALA / 16 MAR 2011 BY INSIGHT CRIME EN
  • As Latin America prepares for President Obama’s visit, Guatemala will receive the United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, IPS News reports. While Obama will be in El Salvador next week as a final stop in his three-country tour of Latin America, the UN’s Secretary General will be visiting Guatemala mainly to sign an agreement to extend the mandate of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (Comision Internacional Contra la Impunidad en Guatemala - CICIG). He will also attend a summit with representatives of the Central American Integration System (Sistema de la Integracion Centroamericana - SICA). Issue regarding drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) and organized crime also rank high on the agenda.
  • La Razon reports that a major laboratory was found and dismantled yesterday by Bolivian anti-drug authorities. According to the Special Antidrug Task Force (Fuerza Especial de Lucha Contra el Narcotráfico - FELCN) it is the fourth major lab found so far this year, and was able to produce at least 400 kilos of cocaine per week; it was found some 110 kilometers near the country's most populated city, Santa Cruz. Some four Colombians were reportedly arrested but so far there have been no indications of their possible relationships to Colombian DTOs. Authorities also noted that the lab was technologically more advanced than the previous ones found in Bolivia. At least 6,500 liters of chemical liquid precursors were also seized at the scene. 
  • The Naval Forces from 11 countries in Latin America, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard, are meeting in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on March 15 and 16 for the Ninth Multilateral Maritime Anti-drug Summit (Novena Cumbre Maritima Multilateral Antidrogas). The forum will primarily concern better strategies to tackle maritime drug trafficking in the hemisphere.
share icon icon icon

Was this content helpful?

We want to sustain Latin America’s largest organized crime database, but in order to do so, we need resources.

DONATE

What are your thoughts? Click here to send InSight Crime your comments.

We encourage readers to copy and distribute our work for non-commercial purposes, with attribution to InSight Crime in the byline and links to the original at both the top and bottom of the article. Check the Creative Commons website for more details of how to share our work, and please send us an email if you use an article.

Tags

Was this content helpful?

We want to sustain Latin America’s largest organized crime database, but in order to do so, we need resources.

DONATE

Related Content

GUATEMALA / 3 APR 2012

Horst Walther Overdick, the man who helped the feared Mexican Zetas drug gang cement their power in northern Guatemala, has…

DISPLACEMENT / 23 JUN 2014

Violence from organized crime groups is forcibly displacing hundreds of thousands of people in Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries…

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 22 JUN 2015

"The great green macaw is extinct in the wild. It only exists in captivity now," says Fernando Martinez, director of…

About InSight Crime

THE ORGANIZATION

Unraveling the Web of Elites Connected to Organized Crime

27 JUL 2021

InSight Crime published Elites and Organized Crime in Nicaragua, a deep dive into the relationships between criminal actors and elites in that Central American nation.

THE ORGANIZATION

InSight Crime’s Greater Focus on US-Mexico Border

20 JUL 2021

InSight Crime has decided to turn many of its investigative resources towards understanding and chronicling the criminal dynamics along the US-Mexico border.

THE ORGANIZATION

Key Arrests and Police Budget Increases Due to InSight Crime Investigations

8 JUL 2021

With Memo Fantasma’s arrest, InSight Crime has proven that our investigations can and will uncover major criminal threats in the Americas.

THE ORGANIZATION

Organized Crime’s Influence on Gender-Based Violence

30 JUN 2021

InSight Crime investigator Laura N. Ávila spoke on organized crime and gender-based violence at the launch of a research project by the United Nations Development Programme.

THE ORGANIZATION

Conversation with Paraguay Judicial Operators on PCC

24 JUN 2021

InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley formed part of a panel attended by over 500 students, all of whom work in Paraguay's judicial system.