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EPP / 2 MAY 2011

A recently released hostage of Paraguayan guerrilla group the EPP says his captors boasted about their links to Colombia, Venezuela…

GUATEMALA / 2 MAY 2011

Guatemalan drug lord Mario Ponce, who is one of that country's most-wanted criminals, was captured after his helicopter landed in…

COLOMBIA / 2 MAY 2011

Ecuador’s Army spotted a two hectare cocaine plantation on the border with Colombia on April 19 on an aerial surveillance.

HOMICIDES / 2 MAY 2011

Mexico saw its highest monthly toll of murders related to organized crime of the last four years, with 1,402 such…

PAISAS / 2 MAY 2011

The second-in-command of Colombian criminal band the Paisas has been captured, once again, by the Colombian police, reports…

DRUG POLICY / 2 MAY 2011

The death of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan reminds us that the U.S.’s priority in the fight against criminal groups…

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 29 APR 2011

On April 29 the Mexican Senate approved an anti-money laundering bill, reports OEM. The law will set penalties…

BOLIVIA / 29 APR 2011

Bolivia's vice minister of social defense, Felipe Caceres, said that 56% of the coca base seized in that…

MEXICO / 29 APR 2011

Benjamin Arellano Felix, alias "El Señor," a leader of Mexico's Tijuana Cartel, has been extradited to the…

COLOMBIA / 29 APR 2011

Colombia's National Police say that murders are down eight percent in the first four months of the year…

COLOMBIA / 29 APR 2011

As Colombia’s largest guerrilla army grows weaker, its allegiances to other armed groups in the country have fractured. Increasingly based…

JUDICIAL REFORM / 29 APR 2011

More than 70 percent of all federal arrests in Mexico never reach trial, highlighting deficiencies in the justice…

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