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EL SALVADOR / 9 MAR 2011

El Salvador's infamous street gangs, including the Mara Salvatruchas (MS-13), are getting more deeply involved in drug trafficking and are…

COLOMBIA / 9 MAR 2011

(Originally published 3 March, reprinted with permission from Adam Isacson and Just the Facts.) The State…

COLOMBIA / 9 MAR 2011

The Colombian army did not, as it said, rescue 21 of 23 kidnapped oil workers, one of the victims told…

BRAZIL / 8 MAR 2011

Carnival in Latin America means revelry, skin and ‘fiesta,’ or ‘festa’ as you might say in Portuguese. But it also…

COLOMBIA / 8 MAR 2011

Just as quickly as 23 oil field workers were kidnapped in Vichada, one of Colombia's most rural and isolated departments,…

COLOMBIA / 8 MAR 2011

Following the discovery in February of Colombia’s first fully submersible “narco-submarine,” built by drug cartels to ship cocaine…

EXTORTION / 7 MAR 2011

Two attacks by suspected organized criminal gangs on state oil workers in Mexico in recent days have left two dead…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 7 MAR 2011

Last Wednesday Ecuador dismantled a weapons factory in Quito allegedly supplying arms to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas…

4 MAR 2011

The United States Department of State has issued its latest report on drug trafficking and…

COLOMBIA / 4 MAR 2011

A report from the New York Times published Friday examines the way that gold mining in northern Colombia,…

BOLIVIA / 4 MAR 2011

Large discrepancies in coca cultivation figures cited by the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) and the U.S.

MEXICO / 3 MAR 2011

Wednesday night a federal judge suspended all screenings of a controversial documentary film which tracks the failings of the Mexician…

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