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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…

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…

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