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One Piece of a Puzzle: the US Indictment of Makled

WALID MAKLED / 19 NOV 2010

The curious case of Walid Makled Garcia, a Syrian-born Venezuelan citizen who is in a Colombian jail for drug trafficking, has many trails. InSight Crime gives you one here: the…

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Rastrojos' Assassin Captured

COLOMBIA / 19 NOV 2010

Colombian officials captured an alleged leader of the Rastrojos criminal gang, Ariel Osorio Garcia, alias ‘Pajaro,’ reports the Colombian newspaper La Opinion.

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Guatemala's President says Business Proposal for Emergency Measures "Positive"

GUATEMALA / 19 NOV 2010

Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom said a private business group's proposed "states of emergency" in violent and crime-ridden regions of the country was "positive," according to a report in Guatemala's daily …

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Mexico's Military Back on Juarez Streets

JUAREZ CARTEL / 19 NOV 2010

The Mexican army will again patrol the streets of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, announced the Mexican Government's general secretary, Carlos Silveyra Saito.

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Colombia to Extradite Suspect to Venezuela, not US

COLOMBIA / 19 NOV 2010

In an unprecedented gesture of diplomacy, Colombian officials have announced that an alleged Venezuelan drug trafficker arrested earlier this year will be extradited to Venezuela instead of the…

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South American Drug Trafficking Organizations Increasingly Looking to Europe

COLOMBIA / 16 NOV 2010

In what amounts to a significant shift in distribution networks, South American gangs are increasingly buying used jets, loading them with cocaine and flying them across the Atlantic to Africa,…

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Colombian Military Kills 13 Insurgents in Major Blow to FARC's Drug Operations

COLOMBIA / 16 NOV 2010

The Colombian daily El Tiempo reports that elements of the Colombian Army, Police and Air Force carried out a joint operation early Monday morning, killing thirteen insurgents and capturing…

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Mexican Minister of Education: 30% of Drug-Related Deaths are Minors

MEXICO / 16 NOV 2010

In a statement released at an international conference on higher education, Mexico City's Secretary of Education Mario Delgado announced that “of the 30 thousand killed so far in this war…

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Drug Violence in Tamaulipas Displaces 400 Refugees

GULF CARTEL / 16 NOV 2010

Mexico’s “Drug War” has generated its first displaced persons camp, consisting of 400 people taking shelter at a charity facility located in the border city of Ciudad Miguel Alemán in…

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8 Insurgents Killed, FARC Control Threatened in Arauca

COLOMBIA / 15 NOV 2010

A clash between government forces and FARC guerrillas near the Venezuelan border left four soldiers and eight insurgents dead, reports the Colombian daily El Diaro. …

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108 Rescued in Mexican Human Trafficking Bust

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 15 NOV 2010

Mexican authorites rescued 108 undocumented immigrants from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, including 33 minors, who had traveled northward seeking work and were then forced to labor on a banana…

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'Familia Michoacana' Offers ‘Truce' with Authorities

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 15 NOV 2010

The drug trafficking organization known as the Familia Michoacana distributed a series of flyers and hung banners throughout the state last week offering a truce with the Mexican governement, reports…

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