All About Extradition

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / 19 MAY 2015

The head of the Dominican Republic's anti-drug coordinating agency has criticized his country's extradition treaty with the United States for allowing drug traffickers to keep their assets, echoing criticisms elsewhere…

EXTRADITION / 1 MAY 2015

Guatemala's recent extradition of a prominent drug trafficker marks the end of the Lorenzana crime family, once considered one of Guatemala's top crime families.  …

ELITES AND CRIME / 21 APR 2015

In a curious story that raises as many questions as it answers, Spanish news agency EFE is reporting that a group of Honduran, Guatemalan, Colombian and Mexican drug traffickers allegedly…

EXTRADITION / 3 APR 2015

Guatemala's authorities have extradited a founding member of the Mexican criminal organization the Zetas back to his homeland, the man who led the criminal group's incursion into this Central American…

EXTRADITION / 9 MAR 2015

Colombia's recent approval of the extradition of a rebel leader to the United States appears to contradict previous pledges and may complicate the nation's ongoing peace talks with…

EXTRADITION / 2 MAR 2015

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has said he will seek to prevent US extradition for leaders of guerrilla group the FARC, in a move that will stoke the country's vociferous opposition, but…

EXTRADITION / 27 FEB 2015

The story of the precipitous fall of Guatemala's once-feared drug trafficker Waldemar Lorenzana may now include Alzheimer's.

COLOMBIA / 23 FEB 2015

US participation in Colombia's peace talks raises questions about how Colombia will grapple with the tricky issue of granting FARC leaders immunity from extradition to the US, where they…

EL MAYO / 7 JAN 2015

The United States Treasury Department added arguably the largest drug trafficker in Central America to its kingpin list in December, as the ripple effect of a series of arrests…

COLOMBIA / 6 JAN 2015

The US justice system has proved, once again, that it has long arms. Between 2013 and 2014, it captured Hayron Eduardo Borrayo Lasmibat and Marllory Dadiana Chacon Rossell, both Guatemalan…

CACHIROS / 19 DEC 2014

Two leaders of the notorious Valle Valle family now find themselves in US custody, extradited from Honduras a little over two months after their capture. The question now is what…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 18 NOV 2014

In a surprise move, Alfredo Beltran Leyva, the former leader of Mexican drug trafficking group the Beltran Leyva Organization, was extradited to the United States six years after his capture,…

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