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COSTA RICA / 13 DEC 2010

The Sinaloa cartel controls the drug trade in Costa Rica and coordinates cocaine shipments from there to the U.S., a…

EL CHAYO / 13 DEC 2010

Sunday peace rallies across Michoacan emphasized a deep distrust of government authority, with some demonstrators voicing support for the Familia…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 13 DEC 2010

Intelligence documents signal that Colombian ex-soldiers train members of the Familia Michoacan, reports La Razon.

INFOGRAPHICS / 13 DEC 2010

A March 2009 U.S. diplomatic cable from Lima written by then U.S. Ambassador to Peru, P. Michael McKinley,…

MEXICO / 13 DEC 2010

Reprinted with perimission from James Bosworth, of Bloggings by Boz. …

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 11 DEC 2010

The Familia Michoacana -- the criminal syndicate whose battles this week with authorities in their western stronghold from which…

EL CHAYO / 11 DEC 2010

After the death of its top leader, the Familia Michoacana is injured, but it is far from done. The government's…

EL CHAYO / 10 DEC 2010

The leader of the Familia Michoacana, Nazario Moreno González, alias "El Chayo" or "El Más Loco," was killed Thursday in…

COLOMBIA / 10 DEC 2010

The penalties for drug offenses in Colombia and Mexico do not successfully target large-scale traffickers, says a report released Thursday.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 10 DEC 2010

A Mexican NGO estimates that there are around 50,000 child abductees in Mexico today. According to Guillermo Gutiérrez Romero, the president…

EL CHAYO / 10 DEC 2010

In a record surge of violence, federal police clashed with Familia Michoacana members yesterday in fourteen different municipalities in Michoacán,…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 9 DEC 2010

The mayors of Huehuetenango, a western department in Guatemala known for high levels of drug-related activity, have called on the…

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