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WOLA Condemns Mexican Military in Report

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 1 NOV 2010

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) published a new report yesterday about human rights violations by the military in Juarez and Chihuahua City, Mexico.

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Verdad Abierta on Gold Mining and Conflict

COLOMBIA / 1 NOV 2010

Colombian publications Verdad Abierta website and its partner Semana magazine have published an article looking at the ways unlicensed gold mining is feeding the armed conflict in Northern Antioquia, Colombia.

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Police Riot in Ecuador

ECUADOR / 1 NOV 2010

Chief of Ecuador police, Felipe Martinez, resigned Friday after the dramatic protests which President Correa and his supporters described as a "coup attempt."…

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Mexico Sets Table for Police Reforms

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 1 NOV 2010

The New York Times published a piece Friday on the push to reform Mexico's security forces.

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Bolivia Celebrates Anti-Drug Day

BOLIVIA / 1 NOV 2010

Bolivia has indicated recently that it is interested in new alliances in the fight against the drug trade.

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"El Grande" of BLO Captured

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 1 NOV 2010

Mexican authorities Sunday announced the capture of Sergio Villareal Barragán, alias El Grande, allegedly head of an assassin's network for the Beltran-Leyva DTO.

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Clinton: Mexico "like Colombia 20 years ago"

COLOMBIA / 1 NOV 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made headlines Wednesday for making a frank comparison between Mexico's drug war and Colombia's insurgency.

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FARC Respond to Commander's Death

COLOMBIA / 1 NOV 2010

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have released a public statement in reaction to the death of their top military commander, "Mono Jojoy," who died early Tuesday morning after…

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Top FARC Leader 'Mono Jojoy' Dead

COLOMBIA / 1 NOV 2010

In what President Juan Manuel Santos called the most important strike ever against the FARC, top military commander Jorge Briceño, alias "Mono Jojoy," died after a military operation Wednesday night.

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Blog del Narco: What Next for Beltran-Leyva Cartel?

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 1 NOV 2010

Days after granting a rare interview, the anonymous author of the Blog del Narco, which publishes uncensored images of Mexico's drug violence, has posted…

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Shining Path Political Group Preps for Elections

PERU / 1 NOV 2010

Amid suspicions, a leftist organization of ex-Shining Path guerillas, known as Movadef, is prepping to launch mayoral candidates in at least three districts across Peru.

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El Salvador Implements New Gang Law

EL SALVADOR / 1 NOV 2010

El Salvador's hard-line law against gang activity officially took effect on Sunday, although the Attorney General's Office told La Prensa Grafica the legislation is not yet being enforced due…

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