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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…

BOLIVIA / 9 DEC 2010

Responding to a remark made by USAID mission director Wayne Nilsestuen about an upcoming "overall reduction" in aid, Bolivia’s vice…

AUC / 9 DEC 2010

An analysis by the think tank Verdad Abierta says that the largest criminal bands in Colombia, including the ERPAC, Rastrojos,…

COLOMBIA / 9 DEC 2010

Colombian Police Commander General Oscar Naranjo complained that a former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) informant and drug traffickers in Miami…

MEXICO / 9 DEC 2010

In a heated firefight this Tuesday, soldiers killed six gunmen in Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, Tamaulipas.

BRAZIL / 8 DEC 2010

InSight Crime translates and reprints parts of an interview Argentina's Página 12 did recently with Tarso Genro, the governor…

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