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EL CHAPO / 1 NOV 2010

In a transcript of the police interrogation with Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias "La Barbie," he says disputes over control of…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 1 NOV 2010

A report in Milenio describes how the Zetas control the human trafficking trade in the central state of Hidalgo,…

ECUADOR / 31 OCT 2010

Ecuadorean officials arrested Miguel Dutan Meneses, a suspected member of the network of human smugglers that sent several Ecuadoreans through Mexico on…

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 31 OCT 2010

Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTO) like Mexico's La Familia, is entering the cattle rustling business, according to a lengthy…

MEXICO / 31 OCT 2010

Six Guatemalan former military were sentenced to prison this week in Mexico for working with the Mexican criminal group the…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 31 OCT 2010

In an illustration of the reach of the Beltrán Leyva Organization, an associate of Edgar Valdez Villareal, alias La Barbie,…

31 OCT 2010

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

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…

MEXICO / 31 OCT 2010

A new study by the Congressional Commission on Development of the Municipalities in Mexico says that drug trafficking groups…

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…

COLOMBIA / 31 OCT 2010

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

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…

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