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COLOMBIA / 5 JAN 2011

In a two-month operation with Interpol, Colombian police rescued 10,000 animals as part of an offensive against eco traffickers in…

HEROIN / 4 JAN 2011

A noted Mexican crime analyst and scholar says that the Sinaloa Cartel is buying heroin and precursor chemicals in Afghanistan,…

BRAZIL / 4 JAN 2011

An editorial published Monday outlines the imminent collapse of Brazil's penitentiary system that cannot keep up with the higher number…

EXTORTION / 4 JAN 2011

At least six people died and another dozen were wounded after a bomb exploded on a public bus on Monday…

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 3 JAN 2011

The Sinaloa Cartel reportedly maintains two armed cells at the border between Ecuador and Peru, according to a district attorney…

COLOMBIA / 3 JAN 2011

With the end of 2010 comes a glut of statistics about rising versus decreasing crime rates across the hemisphere. In…

KIDNAPPING / 3 JAN 2011

The Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), the 17-year old rebel group based in the southern state of Chiapas, denied responsibility…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 3 JAN 2011

Criminal group the Familia Michoacana stated in a brief letter that they will cease all criminal activity for the next…

CARACHO / 31 DEC 2010

A chart (pdf) released by Colombian Police identifies the remaining levels of the drug-smuggling group the Popular Revolutionary…

COLOMBIA / 30 DEC 2010

This video from the Colombian National Police shows operation codenamed "Diamond," which was designed to kill or capture…

COLOMBIA / 30 DEC 2010

The year 2010 saw a series of major successes in the governments' attempts to fight organized crime. From Mexico to…

COLOMBIA / 30 DEC 2010

Authorities have seized 6.4 tons of drugs in Colombia's Pacific port of Buenaventura, the largest seizure of 2010. Police stated…

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