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Colombia, Venezuela to Prepare Joint Anti-Narcotics Treaty

COLOMBIA / 12 NOV 2010

Colombia's Defense Minister, Rodrigo Rivera, announced that he would meet on November 19th with the Venezuelan Minister of the Interior, Tarek El Aissami, to prepare a joint treaty on drug…

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Calderón: Drugs Increasingly Shipped Through Guatemala, Honduras

GUATEMALA / 12 NOV 2010

Mexican President Felipe Calderon announced that authorities have detected a change in flights carrying cocaine shipments from South America, which are increasingly landing in Honduras instead of Mexico, reported El Salvador's…

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Officials Fear Increase in Violence After Gulf Cartel Leader's Death

GULF CARTEL / 12 NOV 2010

Officials in the Mexican government fear an increase in violence in the northeastern border region, following the death of Gulf cartel leader Ezequiel Cárdenas Guillén, alias Tony Tormenta, reported Mexico's…

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Veracruz Mayor-Elect Found Dead

GULF CARTEL / 12 NOV 2010

Authorities found the bodies of a mayor elect and two people who were accompanying him in Oaxaca state just hours after they were abducted from a restaurant by armed men,…

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Calderón Critized by Press Association

MEXICO / 12 NOV 2010

At the annual assembly of the Inter-American Press Association, journalists from all over Latin America released a joint statement condemning Mexican president Felipe Calderón for his…

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‘Urban displacement’ Rises in Medellín by 72 Percent

COLOMBIA / 12 NOV 2010

In Medellin, once the epicenter of the country’s drug-fueled conflict, violence is again on the rise.

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Bolivian Government Identifies Source of 'Illegal' Coca

BOLIVIA / 12 NOV 2010

The Bolivian government announced on Monday that it has located the six regions in which most of the country’s legally-produced coca is diverted to the illegal drug trade,…

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Report: CICIG a Success in Guatemala

GUATEMALA / 12 NOV 2010

A new report in Americas Quarterly cites the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) as a major success story in the country’s fight against impunity.

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'Tony Tormenta,' Leader of Gulf Cartel, Dies After 6-Hour Battle in Matamoros

MEXICO / 12 NOV 2010

Mexican authorities on Friday announced that after a six-hour firefight in the northern city of Matamoros, they had killed Antonio Ezequiel Cárdenas Guillén, alias Tony Tormenta, leader of the…

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Mass Grave Found in Acapulco, Linked to Tourist Disappearances

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 12 NOV 2010

After the mysterious disappearance of twenty men apparently on vacation in Acapulco, Guerrero more than five weeks ago, Mexican officials have discovered a mass grave near the site…

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Calderón: US Must Stop Flow of Dirty Money, Guns

MEXICO / 12 NOV 2010

Speaking at the opening ceremony of a newly-constructed border checkpoint in northern Sonora on Friday, Mexican President Felipe Calderón stressed the international nature of Mexico’s drug-related violence.

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Former Colombian President Subpoenaed in US Federal Court

COLOMBIA / 12 NOV 2010

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has been subpoenaed by a US federal court to testify about his knowledge of the activities of US coal company Drummond, which allegedly…

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