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MEXICO / 23 MAR 2011

In stark contrast to recent stories about Mexican drug lords enjoying luxury lifestyles in their prison cells, the family of…

EXTORTION / 23 MAR 2011

Drug trafficking is the single most lucrative activity for criminal groups in Mexico, but while the supply chain and production…

COLOMBIA / 23 MAR 2011

At the peak of their strength in 2002, Colombia's strongest leftist rebel group was capable of taking over entire towns,…

COLOMBIA / 23 MAR 2011

Chiquita Brands is being sued over 931 murders allegedly carried out by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas…

JUAREZ CARTEL / 23 MAR 2011

Ciudad Juarez, a city just across the border from El Paso, has become notorious as the epicenter of Mexico’s…

COLOMBIA / 22 MAR 2011

New evidence has emerged linking Colombian “emerald czar” Victor Carranza to paramilitary groups, but it is unlikely to…

EL SALVADOR / 22 MAR 2011

Marking President Obama's visit to El Salvador, the Los Angeles Times reports that the country has increasingly…

COLOMBIA / 22 MAR 2011

With an estimated 35,000 sexually exploited minors in Colombia, child prostitution is a widespread and lucrative industry. And, as symbolized…

ALFONSO CANO / 22 MAR 2011

Colombia's defense minister stated that the rebel supreme leader will fall soon, after his security chief was killed…

GUATEMALA / 21 MAR 2011

There is a troubling trend in Guatemala that is very hard to measure: opium poppy production, which provides the raw…

COLOMBIA / 21 MAR 2011

The weekly news magazine, Semana, reported this weekend on the role of the Israelis in training Colombia’s military,…

MEXICO / 21 MAR 2011

The theories about why Carlos Pascual abruptly resigned this weekend as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico ranged from reports about arms…

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