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MERIDA INITIATIVE / 3 MAR 2011

With Mexico’s drug violence breaking records, a number of United States-based security companies are expanding operations in the country. Although many…

CYBERCRIME / 3 MAR 2011

Reports that Mexico is now the world leader in cyber crime highlight the growth in the Americas of…

DRUG POLICY / 3 MAR 2011

Drug use in several Latin American countries, including Mexico, is rising significantly, said a new report by the United Nations…

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 2 MAR 2011

David A. Shirk, the director of the Trans-Border Institute and Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of San…

2 MAR 2011

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) is an independent body of the United Nations (U.N.) and is in charge of…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 2 MAR 2011

Monday's arrest of three men in Texas for trafficking guns, one of which was apparently used in the attack which…

COLOMBIA / 2 MAR 2011

Colombia officials announced a joint international effort with U.S. officials intending to locate three middlemen allegedly working for Sinaloa Cartel…

MEXICO / 1 MAR 2011

A weapon reportedly linked to the killing of U.S. agent Jaime Zapata on February 15 may have been traced to…

CIACS / 1 MAR 2011

Political intrigue in Guatemala is threatening to stall efforts at police and judicial reform, as some of the country's most…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 1 MAR 2011

The black market for firearms in Bogota made profits of approximately $4.9 million between 2009 and 2010, according to city…

AUC / 1 MAR 2011

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos has been widely praised for his grand plan to return swathes of land to…

COSTA RICA / 28 FEB 2011

As Mexico’s cartels continue to spread their influence in the region, even Costa Rica - which has a reputation as…

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